Alexander Isak, a Swedish striker, has signed a long-term contract with Newcastle from Real Sociedad.
The 22-year-old joins Matt Targett, Nick Pope, and Sven Botman as the Magpies’ fourth summer additions.
“I’m thrilled that it’s finished. It was a huge decision for me, but one that I am quite pleased with “Isak stated.
Isak has nine goals in 37 international appearances for his country and 44 goals in 132 games for Sociedad.
“It is a fantastic, storied club with incredible supporters, and I believe anyone would want to play for them. They were a significant factor in my decision to come here, as was the club’s project, which I firmly support.
“You should always enter a team knowing how they operate. I find Newcastle’s brand of football to be very appealing, and I want to be a part of it.”
Given Callum Wilson’s history of injuries and his current hamstring ailment, Newcastle’s attacking options are improved by the addition of Isak, a former Borussia Dortmund player, to St. James’ Park.
Eddie Howe, manager of Newcastle said: “Alexander has decided to join us, and I’m extremely happy about that. He has exceptional talent and has the potential to significantly benefit the squad.
“He has a variety of qualities that will complement us and is technically extremely strong, but he is also in a terrific age range to develop with this team.
“Alexander was brought to Newcastle by the club’s owners and the transfer committee, for which I am grateful. Everyone here is thrilled to have him on board.”
Wilson, 30, will be sidelined “for a few of weeks,” according to Howe, who earlier on Friday described his hamstring ailment as “not serious.”
Martin Dubravka, the goalkeeper for Newcastle, was not reportedly in transfer talks with Manchester United, according to Howe.
After Nick Pope replaced him as the club’s top player, the Slovakian has been mentioned in reports as being interested in a move to Old Trafford.
Howe stated, “I don’t think he’s in talks with Manchester United.” “Although there has been communication between the clubs, it is likely that this will continue, as evidenced by the discussions.
However, I’m very hesitant to lose any significant players to the group, so it’s a decision that will be made without my input.