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Newcastle sign new record signing Isak, Howe speaks to the media ahead of Wolves

by David · Updated Fri 26 Aug 2022, 22:04
Newcastle sign new record signing Isak, Howe speaks to the media ahead of Wolves

Today's news highlights

Isak comes to Toon - the details

  • Club confirm £58m deal for Swedish striker
  • Isak has signed a 6-year contract with the club
  • He'll become one of the top earners. Almost tripling his salary in Spain
  • He'll wear the number 14 shirt
  • Predominantly a striker, Isak is more than capable of playing wider if required
  • Club awaiting international clearance before Isak can play against Wolves - Keith Downie
  • Krafth and Merino gave Isak key insight into toon before he signed
  • Isak first day in pictures
  • His story so far
  • Since the club's interest, he's watched Newcastle games
  • Feels he's ready to jump right into the side, having already played in La Liga this season
  • Has always wanted to play in the Premier League
  • While not seen in official club images, Isak does appear to have trained with the squad

What are Newcastle getting in Isak?

  • At just 22 years of age, Isak has an immense level of experience
  • A full Swedish international and games across Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands
  • His style of play is perfectly suited to the English league
  • Is one of the most promising talents in world football. Clubs such as Bayern, Arsenal and Madrid are long-time admirers of him
  • At just 22, his best years are still ahead of him
  • Howe said "he's got a mix of qualities that I really like. He has pace, technical ability, dribbling ability, a bit of X Factor"
  • Isak is a hard worker, willing to do the ugly side of the game
  • He's also a deadly dribbler of the ball, giving the club another major attacking threat
  • Despite his height, Isak is not the strongest in the air. Though it's something Eddie might work on
  • For FPL players, Isak is a steal at £7m

Injury updates

  • Shelvey progressing, though expected to be out for an extended period
  • Wilson out for 3-4 weeks
  • Krafth injury is not good. Player having scans to see the damage
  • Burn, Fraser and Lascelles should all be ok to play
  • Jamal Lewis continues to train after featuring against Tranmere
  • No new injuries post-Tranmere

U21s claim 4-0 win at Derby

  • A strong display from the u23s
  • Both Stephenson and Crossley backed two goals

Isak first interview

Other transfer news

  • Club interest in Pedro looks over with Isak's arrival - Luke Edwards
  • Still hold an interest in Gallagher on loan
  • Club could still make one permanent and at least one loan deal - Keith Downie
  • Keith did say, however, that anything could still happen
  • Isak deal proved that the club remains a very tight ship
  • Dubravka to Man U is progressing. Likely to be a loan with £5m option at the end
  • No news on other outgoings for now
  • Howe would still like to add more firepower to the squad
  • Will need to sit down with club once Isak is done
  • Late on Friday, Zona TUDN stated NUFC placed a second bid (£40m) for Ajax's Edson Álvarez
  • The club had a £30m offer rejected earlier in the window

Other Presser info

  • Howe would love to win a cup but too early to talk about it just now
  • Premier League is the focus
  • Looking to build on great start against Wolves
  • Has been impressed with ASM. City game showed exactly what he can do
  • Having Lascelles and Trippier has been key to the dressing room
  • No team can succeed with just one captain, and Jamal and Tripps give us two great options

Adam Pearson heads to training ground

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