Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has delivered a message of support after the club announced the arrival of Alexander Isak.
Isak has cost the Magpies £59million. The deal is a huge statement of intent from the Toon owners.
Newcastle have needed a striker all summer. We have been desperate for someone to come in and compete with Callum Wilson and cover for him in case of injury.
The latter has happened, with Wilson set to be out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring problem.
The club have really pushed the boat out for Eddie Howe, and spent a huge amount of money on a new centre-forward.
Isak is the sixth Newcastle player to break the club’s transfer record since 1996, eclipsing the £40million spent on Joelinton three years ago.
Another player who was previously Newcastle’s record signing is Alan Shearer, and he has commented on the move on Twitter.
Shearer says ‘good luck’ to Isak
Following the club’s announcement, Shearer has sent a message of support to the youngster. The Match Of The Day pundit has wished Isak look in the black and white of Newcastle.
Shearer’s tweet can be seen below.
Isak will be hoping to emulate Shearer at St James’ Park, but that won’t be easy. He is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, and has his own statue outside of the ground.
If Isak is half as successful as Shearer then he will have proven to be worth the money.
But while Shearer thrived at Newcastle with the number nine on his back, Isak doesn’t have that honour just yet. Wilson is still the holder of that number, meaning the Sweden international has been given a different shirt.
As anticipated, he will wear 14, just like he did for Borussia Dortmund.
Hopefully that number brings him luck, and he can go on to have a brilliant career with Newcastle United.