Official: Newcastle United signs Alexander Isak for £59m club-record
Being linked with a move to the Magpies all the summer, the only obstacle in the transfer of Sweden international to the Premier League outfit was Real Sociedad demanded Newcastle pay his £76m release clause. However, two clubs have eventually settled for a £59m deal.
The 22-year-old has contributed 43 goals and eight assists in the 128 appearances he’s made forReal Sociedad
. He also has scored nine goals in his 37Sweden
caps. the Magpies are ready to push for a place in Europe next season as the Swede will be the driving force of their forward line.
will wear the Number 14 shirt forNewcastle United
as he penned a long-term contract with the Premier League side, arriving for a club-record fee of
that can eventually rise to £63million through add-ons. In addition to the fact that 10% of a future sale is reserved by the La Liga club.
Isak toldNewcastle’s official website
“I'm delighted to have it done. It was a big, big decision for me but it is a decision I am really happy with.
“It is a great, historical club that I think anyone would like to play for, with amazing fans. They were a big part of why I came here - and also the club's project, which is one that I really believe in. You always want to go into a team and know how they play. I think Newcastle play very attractive football and I want to be a part of that.”
Newcastle will next face theWolves
on Sunday in the Premier League.
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