According to Fabrizio Romano (via El Diario Vasco), a Newcastle United transfer record is about to be broken in a bid for a superstar striker from La Liga. The Geordie side have agreed to a deal with Real Sociedad for almost £60 million to bring Swedish forward Alexander Isak to the club.
Newcastle United Transfer Record Pending Move for Swedish Striker
Real Sociedad sources confirm an agreement imminent with Newcastle for Alexander Isak, advanced today by @diariovasco. Club record fee – with final details now discussed. 🚨⚪️⚫️ #NUFC
Long term deal and also add-ons structure, main points discussed to get the deal done. pic.twitter.com/5bls9RUiTC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2022
Who is Alexander Isak?
Alexander Isak is a Swedish centre-forward with 37 caps for his country. In three full seasons in La Liga, Isak has a tally of 33 goals from 105 appearances. One of the Swedes’ greatest achievements is a Copa del Rey win, with Isak securing the Golden Boot for the same competition.
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At the age of just 22, Isak was the youngest player to ever score for The Blue and Yellow. His pace and agility make the Swede a deadly weapon on the counter-attack. Furthermore, his dribbling is strong enough to play on either wing when necessary.
Why Buy Alexander Isak?
This move blows the previous Newcastle United transfer record out of the water, costing £20 million more than Joelinton did three seasons ago, but Isak provides excellent value for the Magpies.
Regardless of Chris Wood’s move, the club lacks quality depth at centre-forward. Furthermore, the Swede offers a presence out wide, cutting inside and adding more depth to the current ranks of Allan Saint-Maximin, Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy.
Additionally, Alexander Isak is exactly the signing people expect. A quality player that isn’t world-class, but supports the club in the next step. The striker is the perfect candidate for the club’s push toward European qualification. He and the club can grow together, with the young player having plenty of development potential.
What Next After Breaking the Newcastle United Transfer Record?
Despite this move, Newcastle United are still looking at options. Leeds United‘s Jack Harrison is one player of interest, with the winger pushing his way into contention for the England squad. However, the two northern clubs have vastly different valuations of the player.
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After signing Sven Botman, Matt Targett and Nick Pope already in the window, Alexander Isak tops off the club’s transfer business well. Any remaining moves will be ones of an opportunity arising, or other sides offering players that are too good to miss.