There is some news breaking today that Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United are interested in Swedish Striker Johan Elmander.
Johan Elmander – 6’2″ striker interesting Keegan?
Johan Elmander is a 6â€™2â€ striker for French club Toulouse FC and there are reports today that Newcastle United are interested in him. The 26 year old was born in AlingsÃ¥s, Sweden and joined Toulouse from BrÃ¸ndby in 2006. BrÃ¸ndby is a Danish club.
Johan has played 34 times for Toulouse and scored 22 goals. He played 58 times for BrÃ¸ndby from 2004 â€“ 2006 and scored 22 goals.
He played through the Swedish Youth and Under-21 teams, and has so far represented Sweden 29 times scoring 11 goals. He previously played 28 times for the Sweden Under -21 side and scored 12 goals.
When he was 18 years old he moved to Dutch club Feyenoord in 2000, and was then sent out on loan to DjurgÃ¥rden and NAC Breda, until he finally moved to BrÃ¸ndby four years later.
Apparently Johan was already on Newcastle radar screen from last November and it may be that Keegan has given the OK to Chris Mort to go after the striker in January. We don’t have a good handle on the fee but Â£10M has been mentioned in a couple of reports.
What do you think?
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