Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak has insisted his move to the club is a “dream come true” for him, having always dreamed of playing in the Premier League.
Isak joined Newcastle in a €70m deal from Real Sociedad in the summer, the latest in what is likely to be a long line of high-profile signings in the years to come.
He arrived at St James Park with a growing reputation, having finally established himself in Spain after breaking through as a highly rated youngster earlier in his career.
A move to Borussia Dortmund did not work out for him but he flourished in Spain scoring 44 goals and registering eight assists in 131 games for the club after arriving in 2019.
He got off to a bright start at Newcastle, bagging a goal on his debut and then another in the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth in September.
“It’s a dream come true as I always wanted to play in the Premier League,” El Desmarque report him saying to Scandinavian Vogue.
“It’s fast and simple football, so it suits my game. Also, I really like the city because everyone who lives in Newcastle is a Newcastle fan, so you can really feel the passion. It’s a special feeling.
“I understand that with the amount of money invested in today’s industry there are a lot of expectations.
“I try to remember that the amount of the transfer had nothing to do with me, it was between the two clubs, so I try to keep focused on what is in my control, which is football and my game.”