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'He could be': Ian Wright thinks Newcastle United may have made a 'really, really good signing' this summer
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'He could be': Ian Wright thinks Newcastle United may have made a 'really, really good signing' this summer

Ian Wright has told the Kelly and Wrighty show he thinks Newcastle United have made a ‘really, really good signing’ in Alexander Isak this summer. 

Isak made the switch from Real Sociedad last month in a deal worth £60 million (BBC) and has got off to a decent start at St James’ Park. 

The 22-year-old scored a brilliant goal on his debut at Anfield last week and was unlucky to have a second goal ruled out by VAR in the game. 

The Swedish striker also looked threatening against Crystal Palace on the weekend and probably should have got on the scoresheet. 

And Wright has been really impressed with the Newcastle new-boy. He is backing him to become a top signing for Eddie Howe. 

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Wright thinks Newcastle have made ‘really, really good signing’ 

Wright told the Kelly and Wrighty show: “I like Isak at Newcastle. Another 6ft4 striker. Especially when you see the way he took his first goal [vs Liverpool]. He was unfortunate with his next chance [vs Crystal Palace] as he tried to dink [chip] it. 

“I just think that at Newcastle, with the way he plays, he can play as the number nine. He can play in a counter-attacking form, he presses, he’s got great skill. 

“I think that he could be a really, really good signing. I think he’s going to be a very good signing.” 

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Howe was desperate to bring in attacking reinforcements this summer as he looked to sign a striker to compete with Callum Wilson. 

Newcastle missed out on Hugo Ekitike to Paris Saint-Germain and Howe now may be thankful that they did. 

Isak looks to be the perfect fit for how Newcastle want to play and could form a frightening partnership with Allan Saint-Maximin

At just 22, Isak is still developing and is the type of player that could grow with Newcastle over the coming seasons. 

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