Newcastle can’t sell their ‘Thierry Henry’ and Tottenham transfer would be a ‘sideways step’

Newcastle have been urged to hold on to superstar striker Alexander Isak.

Isak has made 58 appearances for the Magpies since leaving Real Sociedad in 2022, scoring 29 goals in all competitions.


Isak is a wanted man after continuing to shine for NewcastleCredit: Getty

The 24-year-old, who has drawn comparisons to Thierry Henry due to his pace and finishing ability, has scored 17 goals and registered one assist so far this campaign.

And this despite an interrupted season due to a persistent groin injury.

However, despite his setbacks, the Sweden international is reportedly at the center of a transfer battle between Arsenal and north London rivals Tottenham this summer.

talkSPORT’s Transfer Notebook has already told you that the Magpies will be forced to cash in on one of their best players to raise money for summer signings to avoid breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

On Tuesday, Isak scored the opener in a 1-1 draw against Everton when he calmly headed past Jordan Pickford.

Sports Bar host Jason Cundy praised the Newcastle striker after his fine finish.

“He has caught the eye this season and has been very effective,” he said.

“If there is a truth that Newcastle need to sell to raise funds, then he will be someone who will be watched.

He has drawn comparisons to Arsenal legend Henry.


He has drawn comparisons to Arsenal legend Henry.Credit: Getty

“(Bruno) Guimaraes is one, (Sven) Botman is another, you don’t want to sell your best players.

“Isak, this kid, can you build a team around him? Because he’s electric.

Jeff Stelling and Ally McCoist believe talk of a move to Newcastle for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale could make perfect sense during the summer transfer window.

“The goal he scored today, he reminded me of a young ‘Thierry Henry’, he cuts inside from the left, bends his shoulder and drops it into that far corner.

“If they sell him, where will they go from there? I think they paid £60 million for him.

“You sell it for £100 million, what’s £40 million going to do? It looks like they have to reinvest half of that again.”

Although Cundy wasn’t the only one to wax lyrical about the Magpies star man.

Dom, a Newcastle fan, called into the Sports Bar after the 1-1 draw against Everton on Tuesday.

He suggested Isak might be too big for the Magpies – but questioned why the Swede would join Tottenham.

“I would say he is the best striker outside of the big six this season,” he told talkSPORT.

“I think if a top team came for him you couldn’t stand in their way because we’re probably not going to be at that level for a few years.

“We are forced to sell one of our best players; this is where Financial Fair Play (FFP) is broken.

Cundy says Isak reminded her of young Henry


Cundy says Isak reminded her of young HenryCredit: talksport

“I mean, he’s not going to Spurs; it’s a lateral move; you’re still not in the top four.

“No striker in the Premier League comes close to Isak this season; he is consistently performing.”

Isak will be keen to add to his tally again when Newcastle take on Fulham at Craven Cottage this weekend.


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