Ever since the ruling family of Saudi Arabia took control of Newcastle, it was expected that they would reach deep into their pockets (and they can really reach deep into their pockets) and finally the “magpies” fans got it!
For almost the entire transfer window, the club from the north of England was chasing a striker. Various options failed in order to finally agree on the transfer of Alexander Isak!
This is a Real Sociedad forward whose market price is 30,000,000 euros according to the reputable Transfermarkt, but two seasons ago he was truly fantastic.
At that time, he scored 17 goals in 34 matches for the Spanish club in Primera. Last season, he was much weaker (after all, like the whole team), so in 32 games, he shook the opponent’s net only six times.
However, that did not stop the European giants from calling him again. Allegedly, Arsenal also kept an eye on him, but decided to go for the full goal – Gabriel Jesus.
Newcastle did not give up and agreed with Real Sociedad on the biggest transfer in the history of the club worth an unreal 70,000,000 euros?!
Although the Swede is undoubtedly a quality footballer, the question is, is he really worth this much? Especially after the last, not so convincing, season…
Of course, that doesn’t bother the rich Arabs much, so they will send Real Sociedad 5,000,000 euros through bonuses, plus 10 percent of the next sale.
That’s how Newcastle surpassed the previous record purchase (Joelinton for 44,000,000 euros from Hoffenheim). And Real Sociedad will also record a record sale (Alvaro Odriozola, Inigo Martinez and Asier Illaramendi – all three for 32,000,000 euros).
Newcastle has already agreed on personal terms with the player, and it is expected that Isak will travel to England for medical examinations and contract signing as soon as possible.