As Alexander Isak’s transfer to Newcastle United is apparently being considered, BBC commentator Andy Sixsmith has been astounded.
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Luke Edwards, a journalist for The Daily Telegraph, recently wrote that the team at St. James’ Park is considering making a club-record offer to acquire Real Sociedad striker Isak.
If a deal were to be completed, he would join Nick Pope, Sven Botman, and Matt Targett as Eddie Howe’s fourth significant signings of the summer, surpassing the £40 million they paid Hoffenheim for Joelinton back in 2019.
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Sixsmith expressed his excitement on Twitter over the possibility of Isak going to the North East, calling it a “sensational” deal for the Tynesiders:
“I fully anticipate #NUFC to add one more’marquee’ attacking player this summer, whether that spending goes toward a right winger or a centre striker. If it can be done, signing Alexander Isak would be fantastic since he perfectly matches the club’s profile.
Isak would undoubtedly be a statement signing given that clubs like Liverpool and Arsenal have previously shown interest in him.
The six-foot-four titan, who is sometimes referred to as a “unicorn” for his “combination of size & technical skill,” generated “staggering” xG/A stats per 90 the season before last, according to scout analyst Kev Lawson.