Borussia Dortmund Sign Sweden Striker Alexander Isak from AIK

Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund (BVB) have signed the “hugely-talented” 17-year-old Swedish striker from AIK Solna club on a long-term contract.

Striker Alexander Isak
Arsenal, Everton, Real Madrid and other big European clubs have shown great interest in signing 17-year-old Swedish sensation Alexander Isak. But Germany’s Borussia Dortmund have beaten all with a “€9.5m” plus bonuses deal. The striker is expected to receive around 10% of the fee.

By Mike Seium | Eri-International Sports,

In what has been a very anxious few months since he started to make headlines everywhere throughout the soccer/football world, young Eritrean-Swede Alexander Isak has finally inked a contract with Europe’s and probably one of the best clubs in the world Borussia Dortmund.

BVB, as they are known by their logo are eight times German Champions. They also happen to be the 11th biggest team in the world based on stats from big accounting firms. Borussia also happen to be a publicly traded club in the German stock market.

Just a few days ago a very reputable news source “Marca” from Spain reported that Alexander Isak was ready to sign with Real Madrid. While every detail indicated that he would sign with one of the top teams in the world, after careful consideration his family and consultants as well as his own feelings quickly changed.

One of the main reasons for the change of heart seems to be a very wise decision on Alex’s part as Borussia Dortmund is committed to young players. Had Alexander gone to Real Madrid he would have to wait a lot longer to crack into a starting line up. Based on historical perspectives of other young players Alexander’s chances to join the main team of Madrid would have taken a lot longer.

It is to be recalled that Borussia is well known for signing young players including USA national team member Christian Pulisic whose parents went to the same school as this writer. The young American sensation of Croatian lineage has also inked a long term contract, giving Borussia a strong offensive team. To Eritrean fans living in Germany, this is a great opportunity to watch this young man perform at the highest level.

Borussia Dortmund Sign Striker Alexander Isak

Wanted by a number of top European clubs, Borussia Dortmund finally sign Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer on a long-term contract.


Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund have signed talented young Swedish striker Alexander Isak. The 17-year-old moves from AIK Solna and has put pen to paper on a long-term contract.

Due to the fact that Isak is still a minor, the completion of the transfer still requires special approval by world football’s governing body FIFA, which all parties expect to receive very soon.

“Alexander Isak is a hugely-talented striker, who many top clubs in Europe wanted to sign. We are delighted that he has chosen Borussia Dortmund. Both BVB and the player himself are convinced that this transfer has great potential,“ emphasized Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

Alexander Isak made his debut for Swedish runners-up AIK Solna at the age of just 16 and has since scored 13 goals in 29 competitive appearances. A few weeks ago, he made his full international debut for Sweden and broke the 104-year-old record set by Erik Dahlström as the youngest player to score for the “Tre Kronor” aged 17 years and 113 days.

All parties concerned have agreed not to disclose details of the transfer fee.

Henok Goitom Possibly Coming Back to AIK Stockholm

Henok Goitom coming back to Sweden
Former La Liga veteran, an experienced striker and top goal scorer, Eritrean Henok Goitom, signed a 6-months, one year extension contract with the a US club the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS. He is now coming back to Sweden.

Some reliable sources have also indicated to us that Henok Goitom who left his team in the Swedish Premiere League last summer may join his team once again.

After leaving for Getafe in the Spanish league, Henok decided to sign a short term contract in the MLS making his home at San Jose where he played a few games with the Earthquakes and had one assist with limited playing time. He also had a life changing experience as he became a father while with San Jose.

As most of you know, Henok who has been a role model for many Eritrean youth and including Alexander Isak, could fill in the very void space left by the young star who has now joined Borussia Dortmund. The negotiations are still going on between Henok and AIK and Eri-International sports will fill you in on the latest development.

19 thoughts on “Borussia Dortmund Sign Sweden Striker Alexander Isak from AIK

    1. Here are Eritrean sons and daughters taking their country and people to fame and glory. Here are Eriitreans from all over the globe, I mean over the globe, taking Eritrea to fame and glory. Here they are.

      To Wedi AFom Berii, I mean to Shaebia, stay on course for we are with you all the way, I mean with you to the Promised Land. Wedi Afom Beri, no need to worry for the Promised Land you promised is here/

  1. Good choice Borussia dortmund are known to nurture young players alongside my hometeam Arsenal but he should’ve chosen to represent the eritrean national team rather then Sweden.

    1. Mind your own fuc$ing business! Alex does what is best for him. He is Swedish and you, coming from a backward African country, don’t tell him what is best for him.

  2. Ten things you might not know about Dortmund prodigy Alexander Isak

    Borussia Dortmund fended off competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs to secure the services of 17-year-old Swedish international Alexander Isak – but what else is there to know about the man dubbed “the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic”?

    1) Precocious

    Alexander Isak joined AIK at the tender age of five. Just over 10 years later, on 28 February 2016, he made his first team debut, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute in a Swedish Cup match against Tenhults IF. Just over 10 minutes later, he made it 6-0, becoming AIK’s youngest ever goalscorer in a competitive match.

    2) A keen eye for goal

    On 7 April 2016, AIK coach Andreas Alm started Isak in the second outing of the Swedish Allsvenskan season, away to Östersunds FK. He grabbed the second goal in a 2-0 win, becoming AIK’s youngest scorer in the Swedish top flight at just 16 years and 199 days.

    1. 3) Rapid rise through the ranks

      Isak’s eye-catching performances couldn’t fail to grab the attention of Sweden’s national coaches. He made his U16 debut against Lithuania in April 2015, scoring in a 3-0 win. By autumn of the same year he was playing with the U17s, before making a solitary appearance for the U21s in October 2016. His senior Sweden debut arrived on 8 January 2017, in a friendly against Côte d’Ivoire.

      4) Record breaker

      In that Côte d’Ivoire friendly, Isak became the second youngest player to wear Sweden colours, at 17 years and 109 days. The record is still held by Gunnar Pleijel, who was 17 years and 72 days old when Sweden played Finland back in October 1911. Isak did break another long-standing record, though, when he scored against Slovakia in his second international game. At 17 years and 113 days, he became Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer, a distinction that had been held by Erik Dahlström since 1912. “Isak is rewriting history and I am not surprised,” said Janne Anderson, coach of the Swedish national side. “I knew that he would do well.”

    2. 5) Sweet 17

      Born on 21 September 1999, Isak shares a footballing birthday with Hungarian legend Sandor Kocsis, who was born exactly 70 years earlier. And the Swedish prodigy will certainly have fond memories of his 17th birthday. On 21 September 2016, he scored two goals as AIK cruised to a 3-0 derby win over arch-rivals Djurgårdens IF.

      6) Top marksman

      As AIK’s top scorer in the Allsvenskan last season, Isak played a pivotal role in helping his side qualify for the early stages of next season’s UEFA Europa League. He notched up 10 goals in 24 league appearances, as AIK finished second behind champions Malmö FF.

    3. 7) The new Zlatan?

      Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from international football after UEFA EURO 2016, leaving the next generation of Swedish strikers a sizeable pair of boots to fill. Isak has already been touted by some as the “new Zlatan” after a string of fine performances, and it is tempting to draw a few parallels. Like Ibrahimovic, he is of non-Swedish origin, having been born to Eritrean parents in Solna. He is also tall (1.90m), and while he has a wirier frame than Ibrahimovic, the two men clearly share an appetite for goal. Like Ibrahimovic, he has chosen to expand his footballing horizons outside of Sweden – and his progress at Dortmund may define to what extent he becomes the new darling of the national side.

      8) Growing popularity

      Isak’s breakout season with AIK saw him pick up several honours at the Allsvenskans Grand Prize ceremony. He was voted Best Young Player in the Swedish top flight, and also picked up the Fans’ Favourite Award, after winning an interactive vote on Facebook. Proof, if it were needed, that the Swedish starlet is turning heads both on the pitch and off it.

    4. 9) Dortmund over the rest

      It was only a matter of time before Europe’s big guns came calling – and Isak has chosen to commit his future to Dortmund, a club with an excellent reputation for developing young players. The 17-year-old should find himself right at home in Thomas Tuchel’s squad, where the likes of Christian Pulisic (18), Julian Weigl (21), Ousmane Dembele (19) and Emre Mor (19) have been given regular opportunities to showcase their talents.

      10) Watch this space

      Isak isn’t one to hang around when it comes to opening his accounts. He needed around 11 minutes to score on his AIK debut, and grabbed his first goal for Sweden 18 minutes into his second appearance. His sharp turn of pace and predatory instincts will help to bolster an already formidable Dortmund attack, and it will surely only be a matter of time before he nets his first goal for the Black-and-Yellows. Alexander Isak – get used to hearing the name.

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  3. Five things you should know about Alexander Isak

    Borussia Dortmund have added yet another teenage sensation to their ranks in the shape of Swedish striker Alexander Isak. Here’s a closer look at a player billed as one of the hottest prospects in Europe.

    1. Following in the footsteps of a legend

    Born in the Swedish city of Solna to Eritrean parents, Isak has quickly made a name for himself in his home country. His goalscoring exploits have earned him the nickname the ‘new Ibrahimovic.’ However, the 17-year-old is two years younger than Zlatan was when he made his first big move abroad to Ajax.

    “Isak is rewriting history and I am not surprised,” said Janne Anderson, coach of the Swedish national side. “I knew that he would do well. He is calm and incredibly stable.”

    2. Hit the ground running

    Isak made his debut for his hometown club AIK in the Swedish top flight aged 16. He promptly scored on his debut and ended the season with 10 goals from 24 appearances as AIK finished runners-up in the Allsvenskanliga.

    1. 3. Burst onto the international scene

      At 17 years and 113 days, Isak became the youngest-ever player to score for Sweden when he found the net against Slovakia on January 12, breaking a 104-year-old record in the process. He had only made his first full international appearance a few days previously, the second-youngest-ever debutant for the national team.

      4. In great demand

      Dortmund pulled of something of a coup if rumors are to be believed. Isak was reportedly being chased by a host of top clubs. Spanish giants Real Madrid were believed to have been on the verge of securing his signature, before a last-minute change of heart saw him opt for Germany and the Bundesliga.

      5. Logical next step

      Although he is joining a club that already boasts one of the best strikers in world football in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the youngster could reasonably expect to get a fair amount of playing time in Dortmund. The club is becoming renowned for giving young players a chance with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Julian Weigl and Raphael Guerreiro already established first-team players. And after all, his predecessor up front, Adrian Ramos, also got his fair share of match action alongside and ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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