Newcastle transfer news: Hands off Pep Guardiola - City boss "admires" Alexander Isak

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Man City boss Pep Guardiola has praised his former transfer target Alexander Isak - Hands off, Pep...

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Ideally, fans would like most of the Newcastle transfer news to centre around signings being made, not players being sold. However, with the stupid FFP regulations which only serve to benefit bigger teams, we must brace ourselves for the potential of some big players being sold. That's just the way it has to be sometimes.

One name who has crept up a lot in recent weeks is Alexander Isak, most notably when it was revealed that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wanted to sign the Sweden international. However, he's not the only one who admires Isak, as it's revealed his good friend Pep Guardiola is also an admirer.

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Newcastle transfer news: Hands off Pep Guardiola - City boss "admires" Alexander Isak

That's right - According to a report by Chronicle Live, Pep Guardiola has revealed he "admires" Alexander Isak, as Man City tried to sign the talisman before he signed for Newcastle.

Indeed, Isak proved his talent to Pep Guardiola again at the weekend as he finished off an impressive goal. While the Man City match is the last thing Newcastle fans want to talk about, it's only fair that we praise Isak for his fine performance in the match, recognised by the greatest footballing mind in the world, Pep Guardiola.

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Here's what Pep Guardiola had to say about Alexander Isak...

"We started to follow him at Real Sociedad. We were impressed. He was a target. Wow. He is a young player but with these skills, all the clubs around the world take a look. It's not a surprise and he's adapted really well here in the Premier League. I don't know him personally, but I admire him a lot."

What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news involving Alexander Isak and Manchester City?