Can Alexander Isak play against Wolves? His Newcastle United situation explained
Newcastle United are eager to see Alexander Isak make his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
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It’s official! Alexander Isak is a Newcastle United player after completing his club record move from Real Sociedad.
The Magpies have acted swiftly this week to seal a £58million deal for the 22-year-old after sporting director Dan Ashworth and head of recruitment Steve Nickson flew to Spain to thrash out negotiations.
Ashworth and Nickson then accompanied Isak on a private jet to Tyneside on Thursday, where he underwent his medical and signed all the relevant paperwork to complete his move.
Isak put pen to paper on a long-term contract at St James’ Park and is understood to have trained with his new teammates on Friday as they prepare for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Can Alexander Isak make his debut against Wolves?
NewcastleWorld understands Newcastle submitted Isak’s registration to the Premier League before the Friday 12pm cut-off point, however the decision on whether or not he can feature at Molineux is subject to a work permit and international clearance.
That means Newcastle fans will be forced to wait a little while longer to discover if their latest signing can play against Bruno Lage’s side.
The likelihood, if cleared to play, is a place on the bench for Isak with Chris Wood expected to lead the line in Callum Wilson’s absence.
When marquee signings Bruno Guimaraes and Sven Botman arrived, Howe acted with caution and resisted the temptation to throw both players straight into Premier League action.
Isak will have a maximum of two days’ training before Howe’s side head to the Midlands.