The news broke on Saturday that Newcastle could be interested in 24 year-old Alfred Finnbogason, who plays for Heerenveen in the Erevidisie, and he had an excellent season last term, and has already made a good start to this season.
Alfred Finnbogason – Newcastle’s new number one target?
And since the news broke a couple of days ago, there have been additional reporting from the likes of the BBC and Sky Sports, which report that Newcastle will be going after this forward in the January transfer window.
We have to believe that Newcastle will try to bring in maybe a couple of players in January, and one of them must be a goalscorer.
What we don’t know is just how accurate the latest reports are that say this lad has become our top target in January.
However, if the news is accurate that Newcastle would not pay the wages wanted by Bafe Gomis, and he was asked to take a wage cut, there could be some truth in the reports.
Alfred has got off to a great start this season, scoring 6 goals in his first four appearances for Heerenveen, and the 6′ tall 24 year-old has been at Heerenveen for just over twelve months, and he’s on a three year deal.
in 150 first team appearances he has scored 90 goals, but the standard of the leagues he is playing in is not the English Premier League.
There are a few other clubs said to also be interested in the Icelandic International, such as Sunderland, and he was offered to Newcastle for £5M over the summer – but we didn’t take up the offer.
But he is cheaper than Bafe Gomis and will be on much lower wages, and since that’s the way Newcastle think these days, the news on him being our new number one target could even be true.
What do you think?
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