‘Bonkers’ - Alan Shearer sends Newcastle United owners transfer warning that supporters will love

Alan Shearer never played alongside Wayne Rooney at club or international levelAlan Shearer never played alongside Wayne Rooney at club or international level
Alan Shearer never played alongside Wayne Rooney at club or international level | Getty Images
Newcastle United talisman Alexander Isak’s stock has skyrocketed following a ruthless vein of form

Alan Shearer hailed Alexander Isak after his double sank Sheffield United - and urged the Saudi-backed regime to reject all offers this summer.

Newcastle United stumped up £63million to sign the Swede from Real Sociedad less than two years ago. Despite several niggling injuries, Isak has bagged 29 goals in 48 games to emerge as one of Europe’s deadliest strikers.

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At 24, time remains on his side to improve further and Toon fans hope he will be the striker to spearhead a trophy-laden era on Tyneside. Supporters are already calling Isak “the best since Shearer” but, with the adulation, also comes transfer speculation.

Arsenal are reportedly sniffing around Newcastle’s talisman, with Mikel Arteta eyeing a striker to complete his frontline. Toon icon Shearer has insisted selling Isak “would be bonkers” while purring over his brace against Sheffield United.

“He’s a very, very good player,” he told The Rest Is Football podcast. “He’s a modern-day forward in terms of the trend we’re seeing now. Rather than a centre-forward, he’s a forward, and a brilliant example of that.

“He’s had one or two injuries this season but, while he’s been on the pitch, he’s been absolutely magnificent. He’s brilliant at running in behind because he’s quick - you’re not catching him.

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“He’s also very clever at coming short and dragging defenders with him. He’s an intelligent player and has great ability. They’re sitting on a great asset and it would be bonkers if Newcastle, for whatever reason, sold him in the summer.

“You know what it’s like up here. If you score goals, you’re going to be adored - and the fans absolutely adore him. It would be a kick in the knackers if they sold him.”

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