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Alexander Isak staying put at Real Sociedad

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After struggling to make the Signal Iduna Park his home, Alexander Isak has adjusted to life in Basque country and La Liga.

Swedish forward became the most expensive Allsvenskan export when he signed for Borussia Dortmund in an €8.6 million deal.

Isak’s two-year stay in Dortmund did not prove to be fruitful as he was consigned to the bench. A yearlong loan to Willem II brought some respite as he managed 14 goals from 18 appearances.

Real Sociedad was impressed with his performances and shelled out €6.5 million for his services. That sum is already proving to be minuscule after a season in the Basque country.

Isak scored 16 goals, nine of them coming in La Liga during his maiden season in the Iberian Peninsula. The forward can cap off the year with Copa del Rey glory.

Likened to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the forward has been linked with a move to Barcelona. However, Isak has rejected the Catalonian overtures insisting he does not want to leave the Anoeta.

Isak has stated his intent on staying at Real Sociedad and head their Europa League charge next season.

“Yes, of course [I’m staying]. There is no discussion,” Isak told Swedish journalist Alexandra Jonson in an interview reported by Marca.

“We have reached Europe and we have a final to play.

“I enjoy it a lot here and right now you don’t feel anything else than relief and happiness.”