Newcastle will NOT promote Alexander Isak this summer season, insists Eddie Howe

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Eddie Howe says Newcastle haven’t any intention of listening to gives for Alexander Isak this summer season.

The Sweden striker, a £63million club-record purchase in 2022, took his tally for the season to 18 with a pair of penalties throughout Saturday’s 4-3 win over West Ham.

Isak is attracting curiosity from Arsenal, amongst others, and Newcastle chief government Darren Eales mentioned in January that each participant has their value, given the necessity to commerce in a world of Profit and Sustainability Rules.

But Isak, says Howe, is off limits, regardless of the participant saying in the course of the worldwide break that, ‘if issues present up, issues can occur’.

‘He’s an impressive expertise and nobody linked with Newcastle would need to lose him,’ mentioned the pinnacle coach.

Aleksandar Isak (pictured) will not be sold by Newcastle this summer, Eddie Howe has insisted

Aleksandar Isak (pictured) is not going to be bought by Newcastle this summer season, Eddie Howe has insisted

The forward took his goal tally to 18 for the season with a brace against West Ham on Saturday

The ahead took his objective tally to 18 for the season with a brace towards West Ham on Saturday

Howe (right) heaped praise on the forward, who has been carrying his side's forward line with Callum Wilson out injured

Howe (proper) heaped reward on the ahead, who has been carrying his facet’s ahead line with Callum Wilson out injured

‘He was glorious on Saturday. He did not rating in open play however his two penalties have been excellent and his normal play was excellent. His hyperlink play, his athleticism, he regarded in a very good place.’

With Callum Wilson nonetheless sidelined with a pectoral difficulty, Howe is reliant on Isak as his solely match centre-forward. This was his fifth consecutive full match for membership and nation and he’s starting to reply doubts over his capacity to remain match.

Mail Sport reported on Friday how these contained in the membership are conscious of curiosity in Isak however, moderately, they need to construct a ahead line round him. It is extra doubtless that Wilson strikes on earlier than subsequent season. Howe believes Isak is the ‘all-round striker’ and says he can ‘go on to realize unbelievable issues in his profession’.

Another for whom he has excessive hopes is Elliot Anderson. The 21-year-old has missed a lot of this marketing campaign due to a again harm, however he got here from the bench to assist encourage the come-from-behind win towards West Ham.

Howe mentioned: ‘I felt at first of the season he would come into the staff and have an impressive season. I assumed it could be his breakthrough season as a result of, throughout pre-season, he was excellent.

‘Unfortunately, we misplaced him by, once more, one other unusual harm, however he is again and he is regarded actually good. As a lot as I can speak about his potential and what he can ship, he must ship it when the stress is on, and he did on Saturday. I assumed he was sensational when he got here on.’

‘He is totally different. He’s acquired that blend of technical capacity, a objective scorer’s mindset, he’ll ship the final go however he is additionally tenacious and athletically he is excellent. Although he is been out injured and he is type of early steps, he is excellent athletically, so I hope for actually huge issues, simply so long as he can keep match.’

Howe also has high hopes for midfielder Elliot Anderson, who came off the bench to help inspire the weekend's win

Howe additionally has excessive hopes for midfielder Elliot Anderson, who got here off the bench to assist encourage the weekend’s win

Lewis Hall, meanwhile, is starting to pay back the faith shown in him by Howe since he joined

Lewis Hall, in the meantime, is beginning to pay again the religion proven in him by Howe since he joined

Lewis Hall was introduced on similtaneously Anderson and the Chelsea loanee, whose £28m transfer shall be made everlasting in July, is beginning to appear to be the participant Howe hoped he could be.

‘It’s large for him and it is large for us as a result of he is achieved an unbelievable quantity of labor behind the scenes to work on numerous facets of his sport, as we’d with any younger participant,’ mentioned Howe.

‘He made an actual distinction on Saturday and I assumed he got here on towards Manchester City and did rather well. That’s his a part of the cut price, when he performs he has to do effectively sufficient to try to keep in, so he is given me a number of meals for thought.’