I just got news tonight form my next door neighbor Mats, who is Swedish, that Newcastle United are considering a move for Bolton striker Johan Elmander, when the transfer window reopens in January.
Johan Elmander – contract runs out next summer
Elmander joined Bolton for what, at the time, seemed a really high transfer fee of £8.2M in 2008, signing a three-year contract.
And while the Swedish International is a decent footballer, he’s hardly a natural goalscorer, although he does have 4 goals in 7 games this season – the best he’s ever done in his career,
Johan is yet to begin talks with Bolton over the possibility of extending his contract and that means Elmander could talk to other clubs in January.
We have a hard time believing that Elmander would improve the Newcastle squad much, and although the club are always after a good deal, his Swedish team–mate Seb Larsson, who is currently at Birmingham and whose contract also runs out next summer, would probably be a better bet.
What do you think?
Comments always welcome.