Real Madrid and AIK Solna agreed to pen 5-year deal for Alexander Isak
Despite being under the restrictions of a transfer ban, Real Madrid continue to plan for the future with the signature of Alexander Isak, dubbed the new Zlatan, likely to come soon.
The 17-year-old Swedish striker is currently registered with AIK Solna, yet it is expected that in the next week he will commit to Los Blancos for the next five seasons.
Zinedine Zidane’s scouts at the club have been following the teenager’s development and performances for months stretching back to the summer, but it is only in recent days that negotiations have intensified.
An agreement has been reached with the Swedish club and the player and only finalising details remain.
Under the terms of the Spanish giants’ ban, the club can actually sign players, but they cannot be registered to any of the organisations teams within the current transfer window.
Real Madrid’s interest is little surprise given the promise the forward has shown, as it was just this week he became Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer courtesy of a strike against Slovakia in a friendly.
He is powerful and physically domineering at 6ft 2in but also has a clever touch which leads to the comparisons with Manchester United’s current leading scorer.
Isak visited Valdebebas in November 2016 as a whole host of Europe’s elite clubs battled for his signature.
Bayern Munich, Juventus and Chelsea all made him offers yet it was the allure of Real Madrid which helped the Swede make up his mind and with Martin Odegaard in tow there are hopes of a bright future at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.