Who is Newcastle new signee Alexander Isak? contract details, salary, transfer fee

Newcastle United is gearing up to reinforce its lineup with promising young players from all over the world as the summer transfer window deadline approaches and despite a gaffe during the transfer window, they have already resumed operations with the large purchase of a talented striker.

The Magpies have a strong reputation for recruiting highly coveted players discreetly and quietly on the transfer market, and as a result, they were able to recruit a Swedish defender from Real Sociedad, and the specifics of Alexander Isak contract details show that Newcastle are still maintaining their prominence in the transfer market following the changes of their ownership last season.

Who is Alexander Isak?

Newcastle United have agreed to sign Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, one of Europe’s most highly rated young strikers, in a club record deal.

The 22-year-old Swedish international has been linked with clubs across Europe and was named one of the top ten breakout stars ahead of Euro 2020.

Isak was born and raised by Eritrean parents in Solna Municipality, in central Stockholm County and at the age of six, he began playing for the youth team of one of the area’s largest clubs, AIK, the Allsvenskan team he supports.

Alexander Isak playing for Sociedad

Alexander began his professional career with AIK in 2016, and he later played for Borussia Dortmund and Willem II before joining Real Sociedad in 2019. He has been a full Swedish international since 2017, and he has more than 30 caps for his country. The forward also represented Sweden at UEFA Euro 2020 and Isak is the AIK and Sweden national team’s youngest ever goal scorer.

How much did Alexander Isak cost?

Alexander’s deal worth up to £63 million, which would surpass the £40 million paid for Joelinton in 2019, is said to be close.

Isak is a goalscorer by trade, and he looks to have a promising future after scoring 16, 17, and 10 goals in all tournaments during his full season with the Spanish club.

At 22 years old, the Swedish international has already piqued the interest of a number of clubs, including Arsenal, who were previously linked with a move for the attacker.

The Gunners were interested in signing the player earlier this year before signing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

Newcastle United have agreed a club-record £60 million deal to sign ex-Arsenal target Alexander Isak, with personal terms also agreed. The move comes after a late change of heart from the board, who had not intended to spend so much money on one player this summer.

Alexander Isak Newcastle contract details

After being quoted a £70 million fee plus £200,000-per-week wages for Isak earlier this summer, it appears that Ashworth (Newcastle representative) has been rewarded for his patience with a more realistic deal. Terms with Isak have been reached, and only the fine print of the deal with Real Sociedad needs to be signed.

Alexander Isak, a striker from Sweden and Real Sociedad, had previously extended his contract with the Basque club until 2026. However, the Swede changed his mind to remain with the La Liga side after receiving a massive interest from Premier League outfit Newcastle United Football Club.

Every season while playing for Real Sociedad, the 22-year-old earned more than €1.5 million before taxes; however, according to Alexander Isak contract details, that figure will rise to nearly €3 million beginning with the 2022 Newcastle season and he has also worked for four years for the Basque club.

What does he add to the Newcastle?

Newcastle United FC manager Eddie Howe is working hard to build a competitive team for the upcoming season, but he is frequently disappointed when he is unable to sign the players he desires. However, he has finally been given the opportunity to sign a highly sought-after player who will undoubtedly contribute significantly to the defense.

The Northeast club was eagerly awaiting the arrival of another defender to replace Saint Maximin, who is in talks to join Manchester United after his contract expired. Furthermore, football pundits predicted that a new striker in the left wing position would be ideal for Howe’s team since the English manager’s appointment, which is why they signed Isak.

After Matt Targett, Nick Pope, and Sven Botman; Alexander Isak will be Newcastle’s fourth summer signing just before the deadline.

What does this signing mean for other Newcastle Players?

The Magpies have one of the most accomplished lineups in the Premier League this season, but once the new Swedish striker Isak arrives, they will need to make room for him, so they are now in talks with other clubs to offload a few of their unused players.

If Isak accomplishes his move to St James’ Park, he will become Newcastle’s fourth summer signing, joining Sven Botman, Matt Targett, and Nick Pope, and the club’s eighth permanent signing since the Saudi-backed consortium took over last autumn.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe

According to recent rumors, Allan Saint Maximin may leave Newcastle United and be close to signing with the Red Devils before the deadline, leaving players like Botman and Targett on the outside looking in, and this season, young players or academy members who made brief appearances for the first team the previous year, such as Almiron, may be loaned out.

Alexander Isak’s stats for club & country

This Swedish sensation, Alexander Isak, played a significant role in his country’s European tournament, which happened in 2021, and therefore, his prolific performance has taken him to the center stage of La Liga with Real Sociedad since then.

Isak joined Real Sociedad three years ago from Borussia Dortmund and has 44 goals in 132 appearances; the striker has also scored nine goals in 37 games for Sweden.

Isak playing for Sweden

Isak represented Sweden’s youth national teams from U-16 to U-21. He was called up to the Swedish national team for friendlies against Ivory Coast on January 8, 2017, and Slovakia on January 12, 2017. He made his debut against Ivory Coast, replacing Per Frick in the 62nd minute of a 1-2 defeat. He started the second game against Slovakia, scoring the first goal in a 6-0 win in the 19th minute, becoming Sweden’s youngest goalscorer in team history.

Isak made his first competitive appearance for Sweden on March 23, 2019, when he came on in the 88th minute to replace Robin Quaison in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying game against Romania, which Sweden won 2-1.

As of today, this fresh Newcastle signee holds a record for the club which resembles a staggering 192 matches and 77 goals, with 9 goals in 37 matches for his country.


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