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'Exceptional': Liverpool linked Alexander Isak impresses Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker singled out Alexander Isak for praise this week. The Sweden striker is supposedly a Liverpool target.

There’s been a lot of talk around Alexander Isak thanks to his performances for Sweden. That’s despite not actually scoring a goal yet.

But it’s Isak’s all-around game that truly catches the eye. He’s quick, strong, good with his feet and very intelligent. Basically everything you could want in a striker.

The fact he’s doing it at 21 only make it more impressive.

And we know Isak can get goals. He bagged 17 in La Liga last season for Real Sociedad – there’s no doubt about his ability in front of goal.

His talent is certainly making people take notice at the Euros, too. A performance on Friday was enough for Gary Lineker to single out Isak on Twitter.

Lineker on Isak

“Don’t think there’s much doubt that Alexander Isak will attract a lot of attention from clubs across Europe,” Lineker wrote. “Exceptional talent.”

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And he’s not wrong about any of it. AS in Spain believe Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all want Isak. That comes after Noticias de Gipuzkoa specifically mentioned the Reds are interested.

He’d cost around £60m but honestly? That feels like something of a bargain.

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We’ve been fans of Isak for a little while now after his exploits for Soceidad. It’s not often you see a 21-year-old with this many tools pull it all together to score consistently in a top league.

In fact, he’d probably have a lot more buzz about him if not for Erling Haaland offering an admittedly slightly better prospect. But Isak is a superstar in waiting.

He’d offer a fine answer to the likes of Haaland, really. If Liverpool can’t go and get Europe’s hottest talent, Isak would be a magnificent way to settle for runner-up.

So we think this is one to watch. Isak truly is an exceptional talent.

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