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'I like him a lot': Sven-Goran Eriksson loves £60m player Arsenal have reportedly approached

Arsenal are reportedly eyeing Alexander Isak, who is currently on Euro 2020 duty with Sweden.

The Athletic reported earlier this month that the Gunners are keeping tabs on the Real Sociedad striker.

Cadena Ser then claimed that Arsenal have already opened talks with Isak’s representatives about a possible transfer this summer.

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The 6ft 4in forward reportedly has a 70m euro (£60m) release clause in his contract, which runs until 2024.

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Sweden icon and former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is a big fan of Isak.

Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb on Monday, he said: “In terms of Swedish talents, I like Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad a lot.

“He’s 1999-born and has scored nearly 20 goals this year.”

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Isak scored 17 goals for his club last season, despite struggling in the first half of the campaign.

He is an all-round top striker who that can score with either feet or his head.

In addition, he’s got the speed and physicality that suggests he’d be perfect for the Premier League.

Back in 2016, Sweden icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic said of his compatriot: “I have seen him in action and he is fantastic.”

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“He’s unbelievable”

Arsenal might have a tougher job on their hands if they want to sign the 21-year-old now.

On Monday, Isak put in an absolutely superb display against Spain which got many people talking.

He was a spectator for much of the first half but then provided Sweden’s first chance with a great run in behind.

Isak was then in inspired form after the break, carving out a great chance for Marcus Berg just after the hour.

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“Wow! What feet from Isak, he is unbelievable,” Karen Carney said on BBC Radio 5 Live commentary.

“I thought the chance had gone because turned back and there was three Spanish defenders around him.

“He does a little roll back, cuts it across and I don’t think Berg was waiting for it. It should be 1-0 Sweden!”

Isak was eventually substituted in the 68th minute, and the game finished as a goalless draw.

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