Magpies Keeping Tabs On Icelandic International

News in the local press today that Newcastle are interested in Alfred Finnbogason who plays for Heerenveen, and he had a great season last term when he scored 28 goals in 34 appearances in the Eredivisie, and subsequently attracted interest from some top clubs.

Alfred Finnbogason

Alfred Finnbogason – played 16 times for Iceland

And Alfred has got off to a great start this season, scoring 6 goals in his first four appearances for Heerenveen.

The 6′ tall 24 year-old signed on at Heerenveen from Lokeren last August,  on a three year deal, and that was after he had a successful loan spell at Swedish club Helsingborgs IF and scored 13 goals in 22 appearances for them.

And in 150 first team appearances he has scored 90 goals, so he knows where the back of the net is, but of course the standard of the leagues he is playing in is nowhere near that of the English Premier League.

Alfred’s one player who  did not make a move in the summer, so it’s possible Newcastle may make a bid for him  in January, but we are not holding our breath – not at all – after what happened this summer.

Sunderland, Aston Villa and Everton were said to be interested in the forward over the summer, and he was even offered to Newcastle for £5M – but the Tyenside club didn’t take up the offer for the 24 year-old.

But it seems that Newcastle have already started their scouting in earnest for the January transfer market, and Newcastle were officials were in Switzerland last night as Iceland were the visitors in a World Cup qualifier.

But Finnbogason was an unused substitute in a game which ended in a 4-4 draw, with Iceland equalizing in stoppage time.

Why didn’t we just sign our targets in the summer?

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13 comments so far

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1


    He can’t because revenue cannot be accurately forecast. It depends heavily on performance which in turn depends on injuries etc. If Cisse and Colo got long term injuries that would require them to be replaced, that eats into the profit too.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I can see him going to Celtic.

    How come QPR managed to sign Kranjcar, Matty phillips and keep Joey barton.

  • Slank

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3


    Now that the summer transfer window has closed, can you please do all of us a favour and keep a list on your website of all the players we are bring linked with so that at the close of the winter transfer window we can all have a good laugh.


  • Tommyy

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Please Ed, please. We were a shambles in the window just closed, let’s stop talking about players we’re never going to sign anyway until at least Mid December. For all our sakes.

  • jimiley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Please stop. Are you after deaths by a thousand cuts or do you get paid according to the number of crap articles you write. Focus on getting rid of Ashley and stop this nonsense. Toon after messi are they?

  • Themesh

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed, really???? really? come on we all know Newcastle aren’t keeping tabs on anyone

  • kira13th

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    We will fight with currently squad…Sammy A. I’m backing you

    P.S. My favorite player of our current team is Sissoko

  • Belfast

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Nah no chance.
    Once one of them big clubs like Norwich or Southampton come in for him we’ll not be able to compete lol

  • John Tudor

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    if ashley likes FREE i think i will visit a few of his stores

  • John Tudor

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    i do too

  • miggy

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Dont know why we keep tabs on these players we wont sign these players ashleys not bothered n a doubt in the coming months hes gona be happy wirh demonstrations heading his way fcb out of our club

  • bro56

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Ed m8, take a break from who we’re linked with. I know its your passion but its not worth it.

    We are not linked with anyone and even if we were the chance of us bidding are remote and the chances of them signing are even remoter

  • toon1707

    Sep 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Yeah right we won’t sign anyone in January unless we are in a dire position like January gone


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