In the autumn of 2021, the previous owner, Mike Ashley, sold the club Newcastle to Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which is headed by the country's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. An ownership that has been criticized, due to Saudi Arabia's shortcomings regarding human rights.
The following summer, Alexander Isak was signed to the club and the Swedish star is now commenting on his club selection in relation to the owners.
"The choice I made, I am very pleased with"
"Really the basis for me when I chose Newcastle was the sporting, and that's what I value most when I make a club choice. Then what the situation looks like in different countries is not for me to answer," he said.
He believes that it can sometimes be a bit unreasonable as a footballer to speak out about situations that do not apply to football, as a result of, for example, club owners.
- In a way. At the same time, I can understand that the questions are asked, but I think there should be an understanding that when you make career choices in your life, it is mainly what is best for your career and the choice that I made, I am very happy with," he says.