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Alexander Isak fee agreed, Newcastle see off tricky Tranmere, Will face Palace in the next round, Wor Flags launch Beer

by David · Published Wed 24 Aug 2022, 22:14
Alexander Isak fee agreed, Newcastle see off tricky Tranmere, Will face Palace in the next round, Wor Flags launch Beer

Today's news recap and match summary

Newcastle v Tranmere

Goals

Lascelles (40), Wood (52)

Lineup

Newcastle 11 (4-3-3): Karl Darlow; Emil Krafth (Kieran Trippier 39), Jamaal Lascelles (Botman 70), Paul Dummett, Matt Targett (Jamal Lewis 45), Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock (Joelinton 70), Elliot Anderson (Guimaraes 85) Matt Ritchie, Chris Wood, Jacob Murphy

Unused sub: Gillespie, Fernandez, Manquillo, Almiron,

Post-Match Reaction to follow

  • Newcastle will face Crystal Palace in the 3rd round

Newcastle seal Isak transfer

  • A crazy day saw Newcastle reach agreement for Swedish striker Isak
  • The 22-year-old will become the club's record transfer at around £58m (plus add-ons later)
  • Isak is one of the hottest prospects in world football and will become a statement signing for the club
  • Isak impressed in his early years at Real Sociedad but struggled last campaign alongside poor team performances
  • Isak was the club's main striker target at the start of the window
  • Originally quoted at £70m (his release clause) the club has done well to reduce that fee
  • Steve Nickson and Dan Ashworth have been in Spain this week sealing the deal
  • It's understood Ashworth recently visited Sweden to help secure deal

Other transfer news

  • In light of Isak news, multiple sources claim Joao Pedro deal is still on
  • Though Newcastle will not up their offer, so it's on Watford to accept the tabled offer
  • The club will now push for Gallagher or Pulisic on loan - Luke Edwards
  • It's understood the club want at least 1 more signing
  • With a wide attacker and midfielder, the main areas of focus
  • Man U have held talks with NUFC over a transfer for Dubravka - Dharmesh Sheth
  • The deal would be for a loan move likely to cover for Henderson leaving

Wor Flags launch its own beer

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