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Alexander Isak ‘turned down Manchester United transfer’ in order to sign for Newcastle | Football

Alexander Isak is set to make his Newcastle United debut soon. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

According to reports from Spain, Alexander Isak turned down a move to Manchester United to sign for Newcastle.

The Sweden international forward joined the Magpies for £58million last week, signing from La Liga side Real Sociedad, where he spent the last three years of his career.

The 22-year-old, who worked for Borussia Dortmund between 2017 and 2019, scored 44 goals in 132 games for the Basque club and had attracted interest from a multitude of teams across Europe.

Now, Mundo Deportivo claim Man United have been in touch with the forward’s representatives to discuss possible personal terms of a transfer, with Erik ten Hag reportedly keen on securing his services.

Although the proposal was described as “juicy”, Isak’s agency apparently advised him to reject the Red Devils’ approach.

Isak is yet to make his debut for his new club due to a delay in arranging a work permit, meaning he sat out Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers and may be forced to make the midweek trip to Anfield to miss to face Liverpool Wednesday.

When asked about Isak’s prospects of lining up against the Reds, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was unsure.

“I really hope so,” Howe said in his pre-game press conference. “We are in other people’s hands. There’s no guarantee, but it’s up to 75 minutes before kick-off, so it can go all the way to the end. He’s looked good in training, although the sessions have been easy.’

Howe will be without number 9 Callum Wilson for the game against Jurgen Klopp’s side after the former Bournemouth striker was out for several weeks with a hamstring injury.

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