The Lowdown: Isak out for months
The Swede was an exciting summer addition by the Magpies, coming in as the big-money marquee signing who could help take Eddie Howe’s side up a gear.
Thankfully, Newcastle have continued to excel without him but there is still no denying that his return is needed as a busy season ramps up after the World Cup break.
The Latest: Closing in on return
Taking to Twitter, Downie said that Isak is now close to being back in the fold and should be available in the coming weeks:
“Alexander Isak very close to a return, and should be involved in the next couple of weeks.”
The Verdict: Huge boost for Newcastle
This is a major boost for Newcastle, with Isak a player of such immense promise, having been hailed as ‘exceptional’ by England legend Gary Lineker.
His return will suddenly give the Magpies another major goal threat, with a truly top-class centre forward missing whenever Callum Wilson is injured, which unfortunately still is the case far too often.
Isak is someone who could make the difference in Newcastle sealing a top-four finish and he could dovetail to devastating effect with the in-form Miguel Almiron.
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