In Barça they were still looking for a center forward to immediately reinforce the team before the Copa del Rey matches. And they drew conclusions after the elimination in San Mamés. First, that it is urgent, and that you have to sign a nine anyway. But they also saw the ridicule of Real Madrid, losing clearly to Real Sociedad.
And there, they wrote down a new proper name. We talk about Alexander Isak, who was the MVP, scoring two goals, giving one assist, and being invalidated the same. At 20, the Swedish international has finally left behind the promise poster, and has become a reality. Because his name is not unknown at all, and has been playing for years.
In the Camp Nou they have not only been carried away by the euphoria that exists when a player eliminates the eternal rival. They have also valued their qualities, which they do not have in the workforce today. He is powerful, strong, tall, plays well with his back to goal ... and he would not be disappointed to have a role of revulsion when Luis Suarez returns from his injury. And you can change airs at an affordable price.
Because in Anoeta they barely paid about seven million euros for him to Borussia Dortmund, after six months rendering at a great level in the Eredivise, in Willem II. And they could allow their escape in exchange for about 30 'kilos', which is the buyback clause that the Germans have. Of course, it seems difficult that they will let him go now, when he has stolen the post from Willian José.
But Barça will do everything possible to do so, and already prepares the wallet. Isak has sneaked into the list of preferences, and has won integers to be chosen.
It is not surprising.