One of the biggest question in the football world is if Alex Isak is the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The player broke records to become the youngest goalscorer ever for Sweden. Again he broke records when it was confirmed that he left AIK for German giant Borussia Dortmund, being the most expensive teenager.
The youngster has surely attracted a lot of buzz with many comparing him to former Swede captain Ibrahimovic with his transfer fee exceeding that offered to Malmo for the United striker in 2001. Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea and even Real Madrid were linked to the player before Dortmund did their magic to lure him.
Isak made quite a mark when he scored in the clash against Slovakia in December, days after his debut in the senior team – becoming the youngest ever goalscorer. With the displays for his club AIK, scoring on his debut, it is obvious that the youngster is keen on breaking records.
Sweden under-17 coach Magnus Wikman who discovered him said the player has made big leaps in the past year to reach current levels.
“It was around December 2015 and we had training camp. He was playing for us already but he was not the special one. He was not like he is now.
“But at that camp there were 66 players and he was much better than everyone else his age. He was just excellent. Something had happened and in the space of two or three months,” Wikman said.
Wikman added that when Isak played in the European Under 17, he developed so more. Wikman added that Isak would need to play regularly aside just training with top players to complete his rapid development.
“I don’t know his full potential yet...He needs to be in a good environment where he can play games every week and maybe twice a week. That’s most important,” Wikman added.