Alexander Isak had been extensively linked with a move to Arsenal in prior transfer windows. However, the Swedish striker now appears likely to depart Real Sociedad for Newcastle.
Gabriel Jesus, the striker Mikel Arteta identified before the transfer window opened as the top target to replace Alexandre Lacazette has been signed. Lacazette departed for Lyon after his contract ended, while Hale End graduate Eddie Nketiah got a new deal at the club. But the North Londoners still seem keen on bringing in another forward this summer.
Raphinha and Raheem Sterling have both been mentioned, but they are moving to Barcelona and Chelsea respectively.
Isak has been a consistent performer for Real Sociedad in recent years. His performance for Sweden in the Euro 2020 earned him a lot of praise from the footballing world. This prompted his club to put a very high price tag on him, which was reportedly 90 million Euros. It became a hindrance for the clubs that wanted to secure his signature.
Isak To Newcastle?
The recent ownership change of Newcastle has made them the wealthiest club in all of football. The Magpies now appear ready to use their newfound wealth to break the bank to make Isak their record signing according to The Telegraph.
How prepared he is for the Premier League and whether the Toon can finalise this move will be interesting to see. Despite not having a particularly high goal tally for a striker, he undoubtedly possesses a tonne of talent and potential.
Newcastle signed Chris Wood from Burnley, but he has not quite hit the ground. Englishman Callum Wilson is another option available. But despite his quality, he has not played a lot of games due to fitness problems. A signing like Isak will show that Newcastle mean business while helping them tremendously on the pitch as well.
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