Newcastle ‘Double’ £90M Valuation For Arsenal Transfer Target

Newcastle are likely to ask for a fee of around £180m for striker Alexander Isak if a club makes an approach this summer, according to The Telegraph.

The newspaper claims that reports suggesting the Swedish international has a £90m asking price is wide of the mark and the Magpies may only accept a bid if they receive “double” that amount.

That is a bullish stance from Eddie Howe’s side but it does emphasise how important Isak is to the club’s future plans.

The 24-year-old has been in sensational form this season, scoring 25 goals in 40 appearances, and losing him to a rival would be a big blow to the team’s ambitions.

Who is interested in signing Isak?

Multiple reports have linked Arsenal with a bid for the striker. The Gunners were actually keeping tabs on the Swede even before he made the £63m move to Newcastle from Real Sociedad in August 2022.

However, the London club are keen on bringing in reinforcements upfront. No.9 Gabriel Jesus has struggled with his fitness and form over the last twelve months, having scored just four Premier League goals this campaign.

The Brazilian could leave the Emirates and Isak is one of the options Arsenal are looking at as his replacement.

Newcastle are under pressure to sell

It is believed that the Magpies need between £30m and £50m to stay within the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules. Isak and Bruno Guimaraes are the club’s most saleable assets so it is not surprising that both have been linked with transfers away from St James’ Park.

Even so, out of the two players, Guimaraes is the one who is thought to be likelier to leave. It has been confirmed that Brazilian International has a £100m release clause in his contract which will remain active until the end of next month.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.