Newcastle likely to sign a winger on loan if ambitious move for Isak comes off – The Telegraph

The big news yesterday surrounded Real Sociedad star Alexander Isak, with The Telegraph revealing that we were in talks over a club-record move for the highly-rated Swede.

It’s said our transfer committee – comprising of Eddie Howe, Steve Nickson, Dan Ashworth, Amanda Staveley and Jamie Reuben – were ‘unanimous’ in agreeing that a move for the striker would be well worth pursuing.

However, with the striker expected to demand a fee in the region of £50m – which is believed to be the entirety of our remaining budget – The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has added a few lines on what that could mean for further additions should the 6ft 4′ forward sign at St James’ Park.

Luke Edwards states that, unless additional funds can be raised via player sales, the much-needed arrival of a new right-winger is likely to come via a loan deal.

The North-East reporter stated a few months ago that our summer budget was around £80-£100m – a total less than some expected, largely down to the fact we’re yet to secure new sponsorship deals.

Just over £50m has been spent so far on Sven Botman (£32m), Matt Targett (£12m) and Nick Pope (£10m), so it’s easy to see how we’d have little – if any – left to play with if Isak joins on a club-record deal worth £50m.

We may have to forget about Moussa Diaby, for this window at least, if the Swede signs, however there could well be several appealing loan-to-buy deals that emerge later in the window.

Any ideas? Let us know in the comments below who you think we could target on a temporary basis to give us another option out wide…

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3 thoughts on “Newcastle likely to sign a winger on loan if ambitious move for Isak comes off – The Telegraph

  1. So Luke Edwards sits on our transfer committee now
    How dose he know how much money we are going to spend this window
    Makes me laugh these reporters
    Only newcastles board know how much they will spend this window


  2. Alex Isak will be an excellent addition for NUFC as he is versatile, quick, pacy and a clever forward. His performance is comparable to Iba, only that he is younger and therefore has more potential of further improvement/ technical enhancement. Both Fraser and Almiron can play in the RW position so a winger can be considered at a later stage e.g. in the January 2023 window. I would also fancy the addition of a mid-fielder who can replicate Shelvey as his age and speed will be tolerating him not so longer. I’ll say he can be in his best for roughly 60 minutes per match – may be even less.


  3. There’s not a lot out there.
    Óscar Melendo Espanyol is on a free but no better than what we have
    Viktor Tsygankov is entering his last year with D Kyiv and is much better than what we have.


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