Barcelona target Alexander Isak as Robert Lewandowksi’s long term replacement
Alexander Isak joined Newcastle United from Real Sociedad
Alexander Isak of Newcastle United is said to be a target for Barcelona. According to Fichajes, Xavi is a great fan of the striker and has set his sights on him as the team looks to improve its forward options.
Having Robert Lewandowski now 35 years old, they are also making long-term plans. It won’t be simple to sign Isak because he joined last summer for a club-record £63 million fee.
Although he has 12 goals in 31 games, he has had to battle Callum Wilson for the starting forward position.
On Saturday, Wilson played up forward and scored the game’s only goal as Newcastle defeated Brentford 1-0.
Isak’s contract is up in 2028, thus Barcelona is not likely to make any significant moves until the summer. And if Newcastle decides to let him go, they’ll try to obtain the same price they did. For the Spanish club, which continues to face financial difficulties, that will be difficult.
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Although the former Real Sociedad attacker is wanted by the Catalan powerhouses, getting him will not be simple.
The record-breaking €70 million transfer fee brought the Spanish international to Newcastle United from Sociedad this past summer. His deal is valid through the summer of 2028.
After signing the English team, the 23-year-old has participated in 31 games and has helped to create 15 goals. Isak has been performing admirably, and the Magpies don’t plan on letting him leave the team. Barcelona will consequently be required to pay significantly more than €70 million for his assistance.
However, the financial status of the Catalan giants prevents them from making such a generous offer. They’ll have to find a method to reduce his asking cost as an outcome.
However, it seems unlikely given that the Magpies are eager to keep the Spanish international at the club for for as long as feasible and are pleased with his achievements.