Opinion: Reported Alexander Isak clause is a stroke of luck for Liverpool

Alexander Isak has a release clause, according to reports. Despite its size, it could be a real stroke of luck for Liverpool.

Noticias de Gipuzkoa claims Liverpool want Alexander Isak, who has a £60m release clause. It’s a lot of money – would it be justified?

Who is Alexander Isak?

We went into this one in detail here.

Isak is a 21-year-old Swedish striker currently playing for Real Sociedad in La Liga. He moved there from Borussia Dortmund two years ago to fantastic success.

Isak’s first season with Sociedad saw him bag 16 goals in all competitions. Last season, though, he thrived in La Liga, scoring 17 league goals.

Any 21-year-old scoring 17 goals in a top European league is going to get attention, of course. But what really sets Isak apart is his all-around game.

He’s quick, tall, strong, and an intelligent runner. There’s an incredible amount to work with considering he should only get better over the next few years.

Isak is, quite undoubtedly, one of the most exciting prospects in Europe right now. And with that in mind, Liverpool should be thankful about that £60m release clause.

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Release clause

That initial report mentions Isak’s release clause. It’ll cost a team around £60m to sign him – something backed up by the Athletic.

That’s a large amount for a relatively inexperienced player. At the rate Isak is developing, though, it’s a blessing.

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Isak is currently at the Euros and looking very good. He had a notable game against Spain in Sweden’s opener and again caught the eye on Friday.

And that’s getting eyes on the player. Gary Lineker labelled him an ‘exceptional talent’ and Isak is earning comparisons to a certain other Swedish striker.

We’ve written before about how performances at the Euros can drive up a player’s price. Only, we thought about it from Liverpool’s point of view when selling players.

Isak’s displays would undoubtedly drive his price far beyond £60m. Yes, it’s a large release clause but if Liverpool truly want him, they should be thankful it’s there.

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