Hey guys, minor Alexander Isak expert here.
Isak originally burst onto the scene with an incredible stint as a 16 year old at Stockholm's AIK, really electrifying the Allsvenskan, and scoring 10 goals in 24 matches and being sold to Dortmund 8 months after he debuted.
Despite the fact that he was going to what many would consider the ideal club for developing a young attacking player, Isak was almost immediately lost in the shuffle at Dortmund and never really cracked the rotation. He found his footing during a loan spell in the Eredivisie at Willem II, scoring 13 goals in 16 games, and he was still only 18 years old.
He then was sold to Sociedad and has been up and down, at times he has looked incredible but also has looked lost at other times (his performance for the Swedish National Team has been similar).
From a young age he was compared to Zlatan for obvious reasons, and there is a little bit of that Zlatan flair to his game; he will attempt some really ambitious stuff with the ball and thinks he can score from anywhere on the field. He's tall but lacks the strength and muscularity of Zlatan, he doesn't have those big shoulders to muscle guys around in space and hold on to the ball. I worry about how that will translate into the modern EPL, if he has the strength to be a consistent presence as a #9 and to hold off defenders and make plays in tight spaces.
He is kind of like a poor man's Haaland in that he is very quick for a player of his height and he can run in past defenders and finish. He's got great feet and moves super well for his size. I just worry about his consistency and his physical strength playing in the EPL. I'm really excited to see him in the league, he could do great things.