The Sun is reporting today that Eidur Gudjohnsen has been told he can leave Barcelona in the summer.
Eidur Gudjohnsen – will be allowed to move in the summer
Newcastle have been linked with a move for Eidur ever since last summer, and there’s no doubt the player would improve the Newcastle squad as he could play in either of the front 3 striker positions in a 4-3-3 formation, or even in midfield.
The former Chelsea player has never been able to maintain a first team position at the Spanish giants during the last two years, and while we don’t know if he’s been told he can actually leave, it’s a good bet that Barcelona will let him move on in the summer.
Gudjohnsen fits the Keegan requirements, because he’s a proven Premier League player, and even the fee may be reasonable at around Â£4M. However his wage demands will be high.
Kevin Keegan will likely face competition from West Ham, who are also said to be interested in the Icelandic star.
Gudjohnsen, 29, has made just over 66 appearances in two years at the Nou Camp (14 goals), and has struggled to make any impact, and it could be the right move for him to return to the Premier League.
The 6’1″ striker played 261 times for Chelsea and scored 78 goals from 2000-2006, and he has so far played 49 times for Iceland, with 20 goals.
The Sun is also saying that Kevin Keegan wants Gudjohnsen to replace Obafemi Martins, who is said to be surplus to requirements.
But that is utter nonsense.