Liverpool hold talks with Euro club in pursuit of impressive young striker – report

By Alex Stevens

Liverpool have held talks with representatives from Swedish club AIK Solna over their 17-year-old striker Alexander Isak, according to a report.

Swedish outlet Matchdax reported that a number of scouts were in attendance for Monday night’s game against IFK Gothenburg, with a lot of eyes fixed on Isak.

They also claimed sources that confirmed Liverpool held talks after the game with sports director of AIK Bjorn Wesstrom and the player’s agent.

Isak was quoted as saying, “I only play soccer, everything else they take care of.”

Wesstrom refused to confirm the veracity of the reports and was quoted by Matchdax as saying, “I say what I have said the entire time. I won’t comment about which clubs are interested or not in Alexander Isak.

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“AIK Soccer communicate as usual, when there is something confirmed. I can’t confirm or deny [that talks with Liverpool took place]. As I said, we don’t comment when there is nothing to comment on.”

The striker has come through the youth ranks at AIK and has a contract until December 2018.

It was reported by the Mail that he was attracting interest from Leicester and Southampton earlier in the year after breaking into the first team.

He has made 22 appearances in the Swedish top flight for AIK this season, scoring nine goals with one assist. He has also played for Sweden’s Under-21s.

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