Newcastle United are poised to interrupt their switch file with the £59m acquisition of the Sweden striker Alexander Isak from Actual Sociedad.
A deal which may rise to £63m would eclipse the £40m paid for Joelinton in 2019 and is believed to be shut. Offering all proceeds to plan a 22-year-old lengthy coveted by Newcastle’s supervisor, Eddie Howe, would turn into Newcastle’s fourth summer season signing after Nick Pope, Sven Botman and Matt Targett.
Newcastle had all however deserted hope of signing Isak this summer season however the hamstring damage suffered by their principal striker, Callum Wilson, throughout final Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Manchester Metropolis prefaced a renewed try at recruiting him.
When the director of soccer, Dan Ashworth, flew to Europe this week he was not discouraged by executives at Actual Sociedad, the place the 6ft 4in Isak has scored 44 targets in 132 appearances since arriving from Borussia Dortmund three years in the past.
Isak, who has 37 caps, can be a lot admired by, amongst others, Arsenal, Everton and Juventus however is known to be eager to affix Newcastle the place, regardless of restricted room for monetary manoeuvre due to monetary truthful play restrictions, he would earn about £120,000 every week.
Plainly, after being quoted a £70m payment plus £200,000-a-week wages for Isak earlier in the summertime, Ashworth has been rewarded for his endurance by a extra reasonable deal. Phrases with Isak have been agreed and solely the high-quality particulars of the take care of La Actual stay to rubber-stamped.
Isak’s arrival would characterize a giant aid for Howe, who could possibly be with out the injury-prone Wilson for just a few weeks and has solely the lower than prolific Chris Wooden as pure central attacking cowl.
Ashworth’s pursuit of Isak alerts the top of Newcastle’s curiosity within the Watford ahead João Pedro however Howe stays anxious to make a midfielder his last signing of the window.
The supervisor and his Saudi Arabian overlords are eager for the group to start closing the hole on the Premier League’s main sides and Howe and Ashworth are exploring the potential for securing both England’s Conor Gallagher or the US worldwide Christian Pulisic on mortgage from Chelsea. Gallagher, who spent final season on mortgage at Crystal Palace, can be wished by Everton and West Ham.