April 24, 2024

Despite Newcastle’s FFP issues, the striker has been linked with a move to a Premier League opponent, but Isak is keeping quiet about his future plans.

Alexander Isak maintains he hasn’t considered his summer plans amidst speculation regarding his future with Newcastle United.

The Swede, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, is being tipped as one crucial player who might be traded this summer if his team continues to struggle with Premier League spending regulations. Newcastle’s hands were bound in January as a result of spending over £500 million since the Saudi Public Investment Fund took over.

Given their Champions League involvement and the potential sale of marginal players, the Magpies are projected to have more Financial Fair Play headroom this summer. Isak is Eddie Howe’s star scorer, and his departure would be among the least palatable.

Of course, the player may decide that he wants to go on, which is made more likely by the lack of Champions League action next season. Isak has refused to rule out leaving Newcastle and intimated that his future there is uncertain.

Responding to the transfer rumors, the attacker told Swedish media Expressen, “It doesn’t affect me that much.” It has been discussed numerous times in multiple windows.

“I view it as such a thing. Everyone knows that summer is approaching, and if things show up, anything can happen, but I haven’t even considered it.”

According to sources, Newcastle are considering summer surgery on Isak’s groin issue, which has cost him to miss eight games over two setback periods this season, which may deter possible transfer suitors. However, Isak quickly shot off the speculation.

“It was a strange rumour, actually,” remarked the 24-year-old, who has a contract with St James’ Park until 2028. “I’m not sure who said that, but no one could be trusted to utter such a thing. So, that is not true.”

Isak, who is working with a personal trainer to reduce such injury risks, says he feels “unlucky” with his setbacks and the subsequent game load he has had to shoulder as Newcastle’s squad is strained due to recurrent setbacks.


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He continued, “It has been difficult. Exactly because it has been tough to find one’s flow. Or when you have just completed it, you have experienced a setback. It’s almost preferable to know you’ll be gone for a longer period of time than to have these minor bumps.

“Then our team situation hasn’t helped, either, in terms of player availability. At some point, I returned from an injury and had to play three games in one week. It’s not ideal either. At the same time, we’ve had some key games and seasons.”

Isak played the entire 90 minutes of Sweden’s 5-2 loss to Portugal in a friendly last week before returning for Monday’s 1-0 victory over Albania.

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