Newcastle United forward Alexander Isak has been showered with praise by football icon Gary Lineker for his extraordinary assist in Jacob Murphy’s goal against Everton.
Isak, who earns £120,000 per week, showcased his skills reminiscent of Thierry Henry by weaving through a series of defenders before setting up his teammate.
Lineker, along with fans worldwide, was left in awe after witnessing Isak’s magical performance as Newcastle United triumphed over Everton with a 4-1 victory on Thursday night. The Swedish striker has been in stellar form since achieving full fitness, securing his position in the team and consistently scoring and creating opportunities.
In his 11 Premier League starts this season, the former Real Sociedad No. 9 has scored 10 goals, demonstrating his remarkable talent even in the face of fitness challenges.
Lineker took to Twitter to express his admiration for Isak’s exceptional play against Everton, simply writing, “Wow!”, as one word perfectly captured his reaction to the incredible assist.
When Newcastle broke their transfer record to sign the 23-year-old, many believed the team was taking a significant risk. Isak’s performance at Real Sociedad was not particularly impressive, with only six league goals scored for a team that finished in sixth place in La Liga.
However, as Lineker and those watching Newcastle’s dismantling of Everton can attest, Alexander Isak is capable of producing moments that any top-tier forward would envy.
The fact that the former Borussia Dortmund striker is more than just a player who thrives in high-pressure moments makes him a potential world-class forward in the coming years.