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Flopped in Dortmund, now top: Isak celebrates a breakthrough – and puts BVB in a bind
Alexander Isak once played for BVB. It doesn’t leave a lasting impression. Now he is suddenly one of the hottest strikers in Europe and could end up in Dortmund again thanks to a buyback option – but is there an insurmountable problem?
In Dortmund they boast one particular strength: their nose for excellent talent. That already strikes before others recognize the opportunity.
An undisputed competitive advantage in today’s soccer business. And in the case of Dortmund, probably more important than ever. After all, the gap to the class leader from Munich cannot be closed without such courageous bargains.
But a good nose is not enough. It also requires the necessary oasis of well-being for talents. And BVB is not alone in this – at least in the recent past.
Torgarant Alexander Isak once failed at Borussia Dortmund
Because a number of promising kickers failed because of the pressure of expectation at BVB. A look at San Sebastian is sufficient as proof. There are currently two former Borussia players in focus: Mikel Merino and Alexander Isak.
Both came to Dortmund with great hopes, both disappointed. But far from Signal Iduna Park, they are now blooming. For the BVB bosses certainly a nuisance, after all, they had noticed the potential earlier.
Alexander Isak back to Borussia Dortmund? BVB has an option
Nevertheless, at least in the case of the goalgetter, there is a real chance of a second attempt. A successful second term in yellow. Because the Dortmund anchored in the contract a buyback option in the amount of 30 million euros.
In addition, according to Sport1 information, BVB has a matching right. This means that the association can catch up with every offer for Isak and bring him back. Compared to the 6.5 million euro transfer fee that Sociedad paid in 2017, the buyback option is still generous.
Nonetheless, in retrospect, this move seems to have been the right one, as Dortmund now unexpectedly have access to one of the strongest strikers in Europe. And that at the most suitable time.
Because Borussia threatens a vacuum on the striker position in the summer. Should the Champions League actually be missed, the departure of Erling Haaland is probably an inevitable topic in Dortmund. Although the BVB bosses want to keep the Norwegian, they would probably be pensive if an offer was made. 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko cannot close this gap on his own.
What does Alexander Isak want?
In her mind games, the name Isak will certainly come up. After all, the Swede will meet every 54 minutes in 2021. He even steals the show from that “Savior from Norway”.
But one thing must by no means be forgotten: Where does Isak see his future? According to AS information, Dortmund can only make use of the clause if the striker agrees to move to the old place of work.
And that’s where things get particularly tricky for Borussia. Isak recently told Aftonbladet: “Dortmund is in my past, not in my future. I have no intention of going back there.”
This would also require a lot of persuasion on the part of the executive suite to actually make Isak palatable to return. Otherwise a big storm problem threatens.
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