Still at club
21 Sept 1999
Alexander Isak signed for Newcastle United in the last week of the first full summer transfer window under the new Saudi ownership of 2022.
The fee, £58m, smashed the clubs previous transfer record of £40m paid three season earlier for fans favourite Joelinton.
The signing was a landmark moment for Eddie Howe and the club, with cover and a challenge for the starting spot required for the unfortunately injury prone Calum Wilson.
Isak became the 4th signing of that window, with Matt Targett, (£15m), Nick Pope (£10m) and Sven Botman (£37m) having already joined over that Summer.
In his first season at the club Isak would play a significant role in allowing Newcastle United to reach the Champions League again (after a 25 year wait). He would also play in the League Cup Final that first season, one that would ultimately end in defeat in a 2-0 reverse to Manchester United. His highlight reel of that campaign would include an outrageous piece of skill away to Everton beating a succession of Toffee players in an incredible run down the left wing, and a brace at home to Spurs that put Newcastle 5-0 up inside 25 minutes at St James Park.