Alexander Isaac of AIK Stockholm is being sought after by clubs from the top leagues in Europe and he has only played a couple of weeks after resting from a stomach flu that sat him out for a couple of games. According to his coach many top teams have shown interest in the attacking talent. The interests come from teams in the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A, according to reliable sources from with the AIK organization. He was heavily being touted by premier league champions Leicester city as well as Southampton and recently Manchester City then you have the Italian Serie A teams of Inter Milan and Roma who are still in the running to get him. His popularity has gone even to the point of getting an offer from Red Bull Salzburg which is said to have submitted a bid with 2.1 million euros for the 16-year-old Solna striker. Some of you may recall that the newly named Red Bull Salzburg is where one of the first Eritrean professional players Yohannes Woldeab played in the 1990's.
One of the most important things to understand is that Alexander's contract will be written with him finishing this season in Sweden with AIK. His coaches and the administration of the club have been very supportive and are willing to let him make his own decision.The fact that he is way too mature for his age and his traits as a good disciplined person have a lot to do with teams wanting him but at age 16 it is very important to understand that he has what it takes to be a top notch player. A rarity that is not witnessed in many places. His physical fitness and his stride as well as his goal scoring ability and even knowledge of when to pass the ball makes this young man a complete player. He grew up in the Swedish youth soccer system but has developed very quickly. Active in his Eritrean community may be that also has something to do with his great assets.
Bayern Munich and the new interest.
The interest from Bayern Munich came when the Swedish U17 team played against Poland which resulted in a 4-2 win for Sweden. Scouts from many teams including from Bayern Munich were sent to assess the performance of the 16-year-old and he did not disappoint as his physical appearance as well as his performance was able to convince the guests when he scored a goal and dished an assist. Bayern will continue to monitor Alexander's development according to their top management team. The simple fact that top notch European teams are interested in a 16 year old Eritrean-Swede is great news. It is also to be noted that Alexander and AIK have received offers from Cagliari and RB Leipzig two teams in Italy and Germany attempting to get to the top of their respective leagues. Alexander will be playing this weekend after a 1 week break in the Swedish premier league. Watch for him as he could be the next source of inspiration for our Eritrean youth.
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