Newcastle fans told brilliant signing ‘has major weakness’
Gunners legend Paul Merson says new Newcastle United signing Alexander Isak has major weakness
Isak was a player that was in the headlines alot over the transfer window as there was alot of big clubs eyeing up a potential deal for the big man
But despite all the hype – despite all the speculation and despite all the rumours – not move was made – which allowed Eddie Howe to make a move and bring him to the Premier League for a massive fee
He has impressed many fans with his quality over the past few weeks – but Merson believes that the big man has a massive weakness
What has he said?
As quoted by Chronicle, Merson suggested that playing at home may not suit Isak’s style of play.
“I didn’t see too much of him, they (Bournemouth) defended him very well. You know, it’s hard. Sometimes it’s hard (for a striker),” Merson said.
“You need that grass behind the defence and it wasn’t there for him. He’s very quick (and) they nullified that, Bournemouth.
“They just sat back and put 10 behind the ball. (There was) not a lot of space between the goalkeeper and the back four. He didn’t have anywhere to go.
“When it’s like that it’s going to be hard. I think he’ll get a lot more joy away from home.”
Many top players have weaknesses – so this is nothing new to hear from Merson
Isak has plenty of time to develop into a top-class striker – and may just be at the right club to reach his full potential