April 24, 2024

Alexander Isak, a Newcastle United striker, has been linked to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the summer transfer season.
Alexander Isak, a Newcastle United striker, has had an eye-catching season and is expected to go in the summer.

The 24-year-old has been prolific in front of goal despite dealing with injury issues throughout the season. Isak’s brace against West Ham increased his record to 14 in 24 league appearances, as he tries to become Newcastle’s first player to score 20 league goals since Alan Shearer in 2003/04.

His performances, however, are said to have caught the attention of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The transfer links are fueled further by Newcastle’s financial constraints in the January window as a result of the Premier League’s financial rules following the club’s high level of investment since its purchase.

According to The Sun, Arsenal and Tottenham are ‘plotting’ offers for Newcastle’s top striker worth about £100 million. Both teams will most likely be able to deliver Champions League football next season. A transfer fee of that scale would net the Magpies a profit on the £63 million they paid for Isak in August 2022, as well as alleviate their concerns about meeting profit and sustainability targets.

Despite the temptation to increase their transfer budget, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe would be reluctant to sell their star striker, who has yet to realize his full potential. Isak signed a deal until 2028, and both he and Howe have discussed the forward’s future.

What Eddie Howe has said

“He’s an outstanding talent, and no one connected with Newcastle would want to lose him,” the manager stated following the weekend’s victory against West Ham.

“He was fantastic on Saturday. He did not score in open play, but his two penalties were superb, and his overall play was excellent. His link play, his athleticism, he appeared to be in excellent shape.”

What Alexander Isak has said

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“It doesn’t bother me too much. “It has been discussed many times, in many windows,” Isak told Swedish outlet Expressen during the March international break. “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.”

Addressing reports that Newcastle advised groin surgery in the summer to prevent a potential move, Isak said: “It was a bizarre rumour, frankly. I can’t recall who said it, but no one was trustworthy enough to say it. So, that is not true.”

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