'Everyone knows' - Newcastle United star makes bold admission on future amid PSG and Arsenal interest

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One Newcastle United star has discussed his future during an interview given on international duty.

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak has admitted he is not paying any attention to transfer speculation after he was linked with a move to Arsenal.

The Sweden international has become a key figure within the Magpies squad after making a £63m move to Tyneside from Real Sociedad in August 2022. After marking his debut with an impressive display and a goal against Liverpool, Isak has gone on to score 26 goals and provide three assists in 57 appearances in all competitions.

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The 24-year-old was integral in helping Eddie Howe’s side reach their first major cup final since 1999 last season and also scored 10 goals in 22 games as the Magpies secured a fourth placed finish in the Premier League and ended their two-decade absence from the Champions League. Isak’s performances in a black and white shirt have led to speculation the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are preparing a summer bid for his services - but the United striker has revealed he hasn’t even thought about a move away from Tyneside.

Speaking at a press conference with Sweden over the weekend, the Magpies star said: “It doesn’t affect me that much. It has been talked about many times, in many windows. I see it as just such a thing. Everyone knows that summer is coming and, if things show up, things can happen, but I actually haven’t even thought about it.”

It has been a difficult season for Isak as he has been forced to lead the line for the majority of the season as fellow frontman Callum Wilson has continued to suffer several injury problems in recent months. Isak has performed manfully by scoring 16 goals in 30 appearances for the Magpies, despite battling with a groin issue.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker gave an insight into the ‘recurring’ issue and admitted United’s ongoing injury crisis has hampered his attempts to return to full fitness and make an even bigger impact at St James Park.

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"It has actually been difficult. Precisely because it has been difficult to get into your flow or when you have just done it, you have had a setback. It’s almost a little nicer to know that you’re away for a longer time than these small hiccups. You do your rehab and then you get injured again. It has been a bit hard. Now I have been healthy and have felt good, hopefully I can stay healthy too."

"I have had problems with my groin, it has been a bit recurring. The situation in the team has not helped with the availability of players either. Many times, I’ve come back from an injury and have had to play three games in a week, some 90 minutes, and that’s not optimal. But at the same time, we have had important games."

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