It’s Sunday once again, so there is speculation in the papers about Newcastle going after players in this summer’s transfer market.
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson – AZ Alkmaar striker
And one of the players Newcastle are linked with today, is Icelandic international striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.
The Sunday Mirror is reporting that Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr, who scouted Cheick Tiote at FC Twente, has been looking at lots of Dutch talent over the last couple of months.
The news today is that Graham seems keen on 21-year-old 6’1″ striker Sigthorsson, who is having a very good season for AZ Alkmaar.
Sigthorsson plays in the style of big Andy Carroll, and therefore could be a decent buy for the Magpies.
The striker is good at hold-up play, and plays in the style of an old fashioned English center-forward, and also has good close control, which suits the style Newcastle currently play in.
And Sigthorsson did something in January that Alan Shearer did back in 199 for Newcastle, in Bobby Robson’s first home game as manager at St. James’ Park, and scored 5 goals in a single game.
Sigthorsson became only the second foreign player in Eredivisie’s long history to score five goals in a game, and he did that in AZ’s 6-1 win over VVV-Venlo – obviously it was a good day at the office for the Icelandic International that day.
Sigthorsson joined AZ form Icelandic club Handknattleiksfélag Kópavogs (HK) back in 2007, and has so far played 32 times for the Dutch club this season with 14 goals.
He made his debut for Iceland last year, and has so far played 5 times with 3 goals for his country, and from what we can tell looks a decent player.