Newcastle have come close to signing Swedish striker Alexander Isak, who has traveled to England to complete his transfer from Real Sociedad.
With uncertainty surrounding the fitness of Callum Wilson, who has been sent in for testing with a hamstring problem, Newcastle look to further strengthen their attacking options.
Photos widely shared on social media showed Isak, 22, arriving in Tyneside on Thursday afternoon. The player has arrived from Spain to put the finishing touches on his £60m transfer fee, a reported club record.
Manager Eddie Howe has denied rumors were circulating after Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup win at Tranmere, and the club was contacted by PA News Agency on Thursday morning and has not requested comment. .
After the Tranmere fight, Howe said:
“We were looking at the attacking area of the pitch, but I don’t think it’s a big secret.
Newcastle have already signed goalkeeper Nick Pope, defender Sven Botman and Matt Target over the summer.
Isak, who turns 23 in September, could make his Premier League debut against Wolves on Sunday if the club’s latest deal is completed in time.
Howe’s side are undefeated so far this season after drawing champions Manchester City 3-3 at St James’ Park last weekend.