Alexander Isak Transfer: Arsenal likely to use Bayern interest to lure Newcastle striker

Alexander Isak Transfer: Arsenal likely to use Bayern interest to lure Newcastle striker

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak is enjoying a terrific 2023-24 Premier League season as the Sweden international tries to attract interest from big clubs around Europe. Isak, who made his move to Newcastle in 2022 is considered as one the hottest prospects in the Premier League attracting interest from title chasers Arsenal. However, German giants Bayern Munich are also keeping a close eye on the forward as the summer transfer window approaches.

Alexander Isak Transfer: Arsenal to use Bayern interest

Alexander Isak and Harvey Barnes celebrating for Newcastle (Credit: Getty)
Alexander Isak and Harvey Barnes celebrating for Newcastle (Credit: Getty)

Enjoying a breakthrough season, Isak has scored 15 goals in the Premier League and has contributed a total of nineteen for the club this campaign. His goal against Everton on Tuesday (Apr 2) saw him become the first player in 10 years to score in five consecutive games for St James’ Park outfit. Arsenal are keen on a move for the forward as look for an update on Gabriel Jesus, who has not been up to the standards.

Considering Arsenal’s challenge for the Premier League title in the current and coming seasons, Isak’s inclusion could bolster their credentials. Bayern on the other hand are also keeping tabs on the player who has excelled in recent times. However, with Harry Kane already giving a tough fight for the starting position, Isak could be more interested in the move to Arsenal than to Bayern Munich.

Despite struggling with a groin issue throughout the season, Isak has been in great form. He was one of the main hits of the 2022-23 season during which Newcastle United qualified for the Champions League.

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On the other hand, Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the player and could offer a swap deal. It is reported that Spurs could use makeweights in the fork of Richarlison, Emerson Royal and a few other players to make the deal happen. Spurs are good admirers of the player and have kept tabs on him for a long time.

Jamie O’Hara favours Spurs move

“Newcastle might have to sell Isak and I know Spurs would love him. It is a step forward for Isak. I don’t think they would spend £100m – but Spurs have been linked, and I’d love him.

“I’d do a swap deal: we give you £30m and Richarlison. I’d even throw in Djed Spence. Throw in Dane Scarlett as well, he’s young, up and coming. You’re going to lose Isak, gonna lose him. Emerson Royal, back up for [Kieran] Trippier,” former midfielder Jamie O’Hara said on the move.

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