Barcelona Expresses Interest in Newcastle Star, Can They Afford It?
Fresh rumors are circulating around Barcelona. The La Liga giant is reported to be interested in bringing Alexander Isak from Newcastle in 2024.
Isak is currently entering his second season as a Newcastle player. The 23-year-old Swede joined The Magpies from Real Sociedad last year.
In the early stages of the 2023/2024 season, the Swedish forward has shown impressive performance. He has managed to score two goals in four games he played for Eddie Howe's team.
Fichajes reports that Isak's performance has caught the attention of Barcelona. Las Azulgrana are interested in bringing the player back to Spain.
Replacement for Robert Lewandowski
According to the report, Barcelona sees Alexander Isak as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski.
Barcelona's goal-scoring machine is getting older. His goal productivity is slowly declining.
Xavi believes Barcelona needs to prepare for his successor. He thinks Isak has a playing style that suits being Lewandowski's successor in their attacking line.
Will Be Very Difficult
However, the report claims that Barcelona's chances of recruiting Isak in 2024 are very slim.
This is because Isak is still under a long-term contract at St James Park. This gives Newcastle a strong position to retain the striker from Barcelona's pursuit.
Moreover, Barcelona has recently faced a cut in their spending limit. So, Isak's transfer is deemed almost impossible to happen in 2024.
Over the past weekend, Barcelona secured a 5-0 victory against Real Betis in the ongoing 2023/2024 La Liga season.
Lewandowski contributed one goal to Las Azulgrana's triumph in that match.
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