Newcastle United have agreed to signal striker Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad for €70 million together with €5m in add-ons, sources have advised ESPN.
The Premier League membership have been trying so as to add a striker to their squad and have determined to smash their club-record switch to land the Sweden worldwide.
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Spanish outlet El Diario Vasco had been the primary to report the story, and sources have advised ESPN that the LaLiga membership are already in search of his alternative.
Isak joined Sociedad in the summertime of 2019 from Borussia Dortmund for €10m and, after spending 4 years on the membership, turns into Sociedad’s costliest departure of all time.
The earlier file was held by defender Inigo Martinez, who joined LaLiga rivals Athletic Club for €32m in 2018.
Sources additionally added that the Isak deal consists of Sociedad retaining 10% of any future departure.
The LaLiga membership had been all the time conscious of potential curiosity within the striker and elevated the discharge clause in his contract to €90m in late 2021.
Sociedad have agreed to a diminished payment from Newcastle because the supply was too good to show down, and it was additionally primarily based on the participant’s efficiency final season, when he had solely six targets from 32 league appearances.
However, the striker has been a key a part of Sociedad’s ahead line over the previous few seasons with 44 targets in 132 matches.
In February 2021, ESPN reported that Barcelona had been carefully monitoring Isak’s improvement, and through the January switch window the striker was additionally linked to different Premier League golf equipment, together with Arsenal.
Isak is ready to change into Newcastle’s fifth arrival this summer season, with Matt Targett, Nick Pope, Sven Botman and Charlie McArthur additionally shifting to St James’ Park.