Newcastle United set to sign Sweden striker Alexander Isak for £60m from Real Sociedad – reports

Newcastle have reportedly sealed the signing of 22-year-old striker Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad.

The Swedish striker has been linked with various clubs during this transfer window and previous ones, but according to Spanish newspaper Diario Vasco, this time around Isak is set to finally leave La Real.
Current Magpies main goalscorer Callum Wilson complained of a stiff hamstring during his side’s 3-3 Premier League draw with Manchester City last Sunday, before eventually being taken off in the 70th minute, prompting boss Eddie Howe to hint that he was looking for reinforcements in that area. crew.

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And the fact that the Toons have moved so quickly for Sweden’s Isak suggests that the prognosis on Wilson may not be too healthy, or even that they just want cover and competition for the England forward. .

Isak, who scored against Barcelona last Sunday in La Liga, came through the ranks at AIK in Stockholm before securing a move to Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

He stayed there for two years – including a loan spell at Dutch outfit Willem II – before Sociedad bought him for £13.5m in the summer of 2019.

During his time in the Basque Country, Isak made 132 total appearances for the club, scoring 44 goals.

He was capped at U-17, U-19 and U-21 levels for Sweden, and made 37 appearances for the senior side, scoring nine goals.

If the deal goes through, it would be a club record signing for Newcastle, eclipsing the £39.6million they paid for Joelinton in 2019.

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