Newcastle United haven’t finished yet with transfer market as they keep searching out for another wonderful replacement ahead of next season.
According to writer Pete O’Rourke, Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad will cost Newcastle United “huge money” to acquire this summer.
Prior to the next season, the 22-year-old has been mentioned as a potential target for the Magpies after being linked with a move away from the Reale Arena recently.
What is the latest Isak-related news?
Isak ‘is on the club’s radar,’ according to a recent Daily Mail article, after they terminated their protracted chase of Stade Reims attacker Hugo Ekitike.
However, given Financial Fair Play restrictions, it’s thought that a sum in excess of £40 million is likely to be unaffordable for Newcastle.
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In little under 200 club games, the Sweden international has scored 43 goals in his professional career, with 10 of those goals coming for Sociedad last year.
Isak has also been referred to as a “unique footballer” and “Sweden’s future Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” all of which emphasise his elite potential.
What did O’Rourke says regarding Isak?
O’Rourke thinks Newcastle’s interest in Isak reveals where Eddie Howe’s team ‘is right now’ as they attempt to break into the top flight of football following their Saudi-backed acquisition.
He said to GiveMeSport that he was an excellent player for Sociedad as well as Sweden internationally. Therefore, I believe it would be quite expensive to sign him this summer.
So, it just demonstrates Newcastle’s current position that they are considering these elite young players from across the globe and that they do have the resources to attempt to outbid their competitors for their services.
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Who else may Newcastle acquire?
Isak is estimated to be worth £76 million by the CIES Football Observatory, so Newcastle may also be considering other options in case the 6 foot 4 ace turns out to be too pricey.
According to The Evening Standard, Armando Broja of Chelsea has reportedly rejected a loan offer from the North East team because he is only interested in a long-term transfer away from Stamford Bridge.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton is also reportedly being closely watched by Newcastle, despite the fact that the England international is also likely to demand a high transfer fee.
Only time will tell who Howe chooses, but the Newcastle manager’s next priority seems to be adding a second attacker to his front line.