Newcastle are very close to agree club record £58m deal with Real Sociedad for striker Alexander Isak

Newcastle are very close to agree club record £58m deal with Real Sociedad for striker Alexander Isak

Alexander Isak joined Real Sociedad from Borussia Dortmund three years ago and has scored 44 goals in 132 appearances; the striker has also scored nine goals in 37 games for Sweden; Isak scored for the Spanish club in last weekend’s 4-1 loss to Barcelona in La Liga.

Newcastle’s sports director, Dan Ashworth, and the club’s head of recruiting, Steve Nickson, are in Spain to finalise the transfer.

The fee would break Newcastle’s club record, surpassing the £40 million paid to Hoffenheim for Joelinton in 2019 and Lyon for Bruno Guimaraes in January.

Isak has been with Real Sociedad since the summer of 2019, after joining from Borussia Dortmund, and has 44 goals in 132 games, including one in Sunday’s 4-1 La Liga loss to Barcelona.

The 22-year-old has also scored nine goals in 37 Swedish appearances, the first of which came when he was just 17 years old, making him the country’s youngest goalscorer.

Newcastle are very close to agree club record £58m deal with Real Sociedad for striker Alexander Isak

If Isak completes his transfer to St James’ Park, he would become Newcastle’s fourth summer signing, after Sven Botman, Matt Targett, and Nick Pope, and the club’s eighth permanent signing since the Saudi-backed group took ownership last October.

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Newcastle are also interested in Watford striker Joao Pedro and want to capture him after making a second bid earlier this week.

The proposal is thought to be in the region of £30 million, including add-ons.

Everton has also inquired about Pedro’s availability, however they have yet to make an offer to Watford.
Watford are examining Newcastle’s proposition, with discussions ongoing over the payment structure and the feasibility of the add-ons. However, the Championship team is under no obligation to sell because Pedro has three years left on his deal.

Sky Sports News reported on August 15 that the Hornets turned down a £17.5 million deal for the 20-year-old Brazilian, who scored three goals and assisted one in 15 Premier League starts and 13 substitute appearances last season.

 


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