Tue 26 Mar 2024, 15:29 · Liam Brusby

Alexander Isak is yet to decide his Newcastle future amid Premier League interest

Alexander Isak is yet to decide his Newcastle future amid Premier League interest
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Newcastle United forward Alexander Isak has said that he "hasn't even thought" about his future at the club amid interest from Arsenal.

The Sweden international is contracted to Newcastle until 2028 but has attracted interest from Arsenal following a successful 20 months on Tyneside.

According to Peter O'Rourke of Football Insider, Arsenal are eyeing a summer move for Newcastle's skilful striker.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta reportedly tried to sign Isak before he moved to the Magpies for a club record fee of £63m in 2022.

A fee in the region of £85m would be needed for Newcastle to consider letting him go.

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The exit rumours don't affect Isak.

Swedish outlet Expressen asked the 24-year-old about the rumours.

He said: "I see it as just a thing. "Everyone knows that summer is coming and if things show up, things can happen"

"But I actually haven't even thought about it."

Even though the Swede hasn't thought about his future, he hasn't dismissed the prospect of leaving.

It would make sense that his Newcastle future relies on Eddie Howe's side reaching a European competition. It'll be the case for the likes of Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton too.


Summer surgery is off the cards for Isak.

The Magpies top scorer has missed several games this season due to an ongoing problem with his groin which kept him out of action for a large portion of last season as well.

Amid talks of summer surgery, Isak was quick to shut that down.

"It was a strange rumour, I don't remember who it came from but there was no person trustworthy enough to say such a thing. He said.

"So that's not true.

"Our situation in the team hasn't helped either, the availability of players.

"At some point I've come back from an injury and has to play three games in one week."

Although not in his immediate future, I think Newcastle fans would all agree that a short spell out for more consistent game time would be better for Isak. It's surely something he has to consider for the sake of his future.

Isak made our mouths water thanks to two 90 minute outings for his national side against Portugal and Albania.