May 25, 2024

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak has been linked with Arsenal and Barcelona, but has already stated that he will not “entertain” speculation about his future.
Newcastle United may need to offer Alexander Isak a better contract to stave off summer interest from rival teams.

The 21-goal striker’s current contract runs until 2028, but rumors say that the Sweden international’s contract has a clause that reduces his earnings by 20% if the Magpies fail to reach the Champions League. Those rumors have not been confirmed by anyone at Newcastle, but Eddie Howe may face concerns about Isak’s future following tonight’s game considering that he is one of his standout players.

Newcastle demonstrated their commitment to retaining elite players by handing Joelinton a lucrative contract two weeks ago, following months of negotiations. Joelinton had one year left on his old contract and was receiving interest from La Liga and the Bundesliga, but Newcastle replied by offering him a better deal until 2028.

 

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Both Howe and Isak have denied that he will leave this summer, but considering his outstanding form, it is not surprising that Arsenal and Barcelona have expressed interest in the 24-year-old. Last month, Isak stated, “I don’t want to entertain these types of questions and rumors.” It is not my position.

“I love playing, we have important games, there’s no focus there (on my future), I just want to do good for the team.”

Howe also expressed a desire to keep the former Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund player. He stated at the beginning of April, “You must attempt to keep your best players. It’s never certain whether you’ll be permitted to do so indefinitely under the current restrictions.

“I’m not in control of that, but from my perspective, to be the team that we want to be, we have to keep our best players and keep improving.”

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