Alexander Isak arrives in Newcastle ahead of finalising club record transfer from Real Sociedad

A deal for Alexander Isak is edging closer after the Swedish forward landed in Newcastle earlier this afternoon.

<p>Alexander Isak has landed in Newcastle ahead of his £58m switch from Real Sociedad. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)</p>

Alexander Isak has landed in Newcastle ahead of his £58m switch from Real Sociedad. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Alexander Isak has landed in Newcastle to complete his £58million record move from Real Sociedad.

The 22-year-old flew to Tyneside from San Sebastian this morning and arrived just before midday.

Isak, capped 37 times by Sweden, will undergo medical tests and complete the relevant paperwork ahead of making his club record switch official.

The Magpies agreed a transfer fee with the La Liga club in the build-up to last night’s second round Carabao Cup win against Tranmere Rovers.

Alexander Isak has landed in Newcastle ahead of his £58m switch from Real Sociedad. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Sporting director Dan Ashworth and chief scout and head of recruitment Steve Nickson were in the Basque Country to thrash out negotiations.

When asked about Isak after the 2-1 victory, Eddie Howe remained tight-lipped.

Previously, a deal for Isak looked out of reach due to the figures involved,, however United have reached a compromise with Sociedad.

The fee will smash the previous transfer record. That was Joelinton’s £40million arrival from Hoffenheim in 2019.