Newcastle United have agreed a club record deal with Real Sociedad for Swedish forward Alexander Isak, 90min understands.
Isak has long been on Newcastle’s radar, but Sociedad had refused to let him leave this summer unless their valuation was met.
Now, the Magpies have seen an offer worth €70m (£59m) plus €5m in add-ons, and including a 10% sell-on fee, accepted by the Basque club.
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Isak had a release clause of €90m (£76m) from a contract he signed in 2021 but La Real have deemed Newcastle’s offer too good to turn down.
Newcastle have been planning on a bringing in another striker all summer and had been working to a budget – but they have now pushed that to make their move for Isak.
Newcastle’s current number nine Callum Wilson has started the season in fine style,
but potential injuries have always been a concern and he has already picked up a hamstring problem.
Eddie Howe has now sanctioned the move for Isak – a player he has liked since he took charge last season
– as Newcastle look to push on following a good start to the new campaign, including a 3-3 draw with champions Manchester City on Sunday.
The Magpies will now hope to finalise Isak’s move before this coming weekend.
They are also still in the market for a winger and a creative midfielder, but it remains to be seen
how much budget will be remaining – although the loan market remains an option for them.