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Alexander Isak signs Real Sociedad contract extension until 2026

Max Parsons
Alexander Isak has been on international duty with Sweden at Euro 2020
Alexander Isak has been on international duty with Sweden at Euro 2020 / Michael Campanella/Getty Images
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Sweden and Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak has signed a contract extension at the Basque club, taking his deal through to 2026.

The 21-year old has impressed with his domestic form over the past two seasons and further enamoured potential suitors with a promising showing at Euro 2020 with Sweden.

Many of Europe's top clubs have been linked to the striker, including the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, such clubs' hopes of signing the player anytime soon have been somewhat dented, with Real Sociedad announcing a contract extension.

A club statement read: "Real Sociedad and Alexander Isak  have agreed to the extension of the player’s contract, which ties him to the club until June 30, 2026.

"This afternoon, the player extended his contract in Stockholm. The event was attended by the president Jokin Aperribay, the Director of Football Roberto Olabe and the player himself."

It is not believed that Isak's release clause, which is reported to be around £60m, was increased in the negotiations. However, it is worth mentioning that Borussia Dortmund - from whom Real Sociedad signed the player - had a €35m buy-back option previously bought out by the Liga outfit.

The club's announcement comes after Isak's Euro 2020 journey was cut short after an extra time loss to Ukraine in the round of 16. The 21-year old, however, largely impressed, playing in all four of Sweden's matches and registering two assists.

His plaudits have mostly come for his domestic form, however. Isak, a star of90min's Our 21 series, was named La Liga's young player of the season for the 2020/21 campaign after notching 17 goals in 34 league appearances for Real Sociedad. And, according to the 21-year old, he is looking forward to the future with the Basque club.

"I’m very happy to continue at la Real. It is a great club, I feel loved here and hope to enjoy things with this team for many more years," Isak stated.

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