With negotiations for Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic seemingly going nowhere, there has been some discussion among Arsenal fans about who could be signed as an alternative.
Three other strikers have been regularly linked with a move to the Emirates. Lille’s Jonathan David, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak have all reportedly been considered as targets.
However, Isak is the only one with a release clause (set at €90m or £75m) and, when asked whether the Gunners should trigger it before the transfer deadline at the end of the month, supporters on Twitter were mostly against the idea:
Waste of money Isak
— Bryan Lowton (@BryanLowton) January 22, 2022
Everyone raving about this isak. What’s he done 🤷🤦🏼♂️
— Karl James (@KarllJamess) January 22, 2022
Isak is not worth that. Would rather keep the money for the summer.
— James (@JamesAparicio15) January 22, 2022
Don’t think he’s worth his release clause but if Auba is willing to go then maybe we’d have to
— Dave Dixon △⃒⃘ (@DangerDaveDixon) January 22, 2022
Isak isnt worth 75 mil sry
— skywater (@grega93) January 22, 2022
75M£ for a player outscored by Aubameyang? I don’t think that’s smart business. Maybe we can strike a deal with Watkins or DCL but Isak and David are really difficult this window
— AFC Daniel⚪🔴 (@ArsenalScoutMan) January 22, 2022
I’ve vouched for Isak for a few seasons now, but £75m is just ridiculous, £50m is fine though
— Richard (@AxusSwe) January 22, 2022
Isak is a 25 mill£ at the very best. Bang average
— Big Arsenal Fan (@cesc1994) January 22, 2022
He’s regressed significantly. He’s not what’s needed..that would be buying for buying sake. Massive upside but this side needs someone to carry the physical brunt and score the goals. He’s not that guy right now. If they were buying, he’s worth nowhere near the buy out
— Ronan McHugh (@GunnerRaider) January 22, 2022
Isak’s eight goals in 24 appearances this campaign isn’t exactly impressive and it would be a massive risk if Arsenal were to shell out on the Swedish international.
Especially in comparison to Vlahovic, who is a year younger, their goal records are miles apart, with the Serbian having racked up 20 in all competitions so far this season.