Eddie Howe answers Newcastle United transfer question everyone is asking after Alexander Isak capture

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Will Newcastle United seal another new signing after Alexander Isak’s arrival? Eddie Howe answers.

Newcastle United have announced the club-record signing of Alexander Isak - but Eddie Howe still has his eyes on adding to the squad.

The Magpies unveiled Isak on Friday afternoon after the Sweden international flew to Tyneside to undergo his medical and complete all the formalities.

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Isak, after putting pen to paper on a long-term contract at St James’ Park, was able to train with his new teammates ahead of Sunday’s trip to Wolves.

Should Isak receive international clearance, the forward will be available to make his debut at Molineux.

Another signing after Alexander Isak?

United agreed to splash out £58million on the 22-year-old, who is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe.

Indeed, Howe made no secret of his desire to strengthen his squad even further when asked during his pre-match Wolves press conference.

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Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images) | Getty Images

However, he admits the club record fee paid for Isak may prevent him from doing so.

The 44-year-old said: “From my perspective, yes, I’d like to push as much as we can to improve the squad but I’m also aware we have to be very careful in terms of finances.

“There will be discussions with the club and we’ll wait and see where we go with that.”

Magpies fans have been left wondering if Isak’s arrival will signal an end to other potential pursuits.

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This time last week, Watford’s Joao Pedro was the name on everyone’s lips after United had up to verbal bids rejected.

Whether or not Newcastle will add a fifth summer signing should be made clearer next week once Howe holds talks with the club’s hierarchy.

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