Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce is reported to be tracking Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, according to Lee Ryder in tonightâ€™s Evening Chronicle.
Gudjohnsen is considered certain to depart
The Evening Chronicle has reported that Allardyce wants to bring the former Bolton Wanderers player to St Jamesâ€™ Park.
Gudjohnsen played 55 times for
He then spent six years at Chelsea (2000-2006) playing 263 games for them and scoring 78 goals – before moving on last year to Barcelona.
When Eidur moved to Chelsea in 2000 Bobby Robson, then Newcastleâ€™s manager, was interested in him – but thought the â‚¤4M price tag a bit too steep given that Eidur then was playing for Bolton, managed by Sam Allardyce, and had never played in the Premiership.
Instead Robson bought Carl Cort for $7M from
Eidur is also said to be a target for Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and
A source close to Allardyce, said yesterday:
“Sam used to call Eidur a `proper’ player when he was at
Bolton. He enjoyed working with him and I would suggest he would be happy to bring him back to the Premiership.”
Interesting fact about Gudjohnsen:
This was the first time that a father and son had ever played in the same international match.