Newcastle’s New Number One Target In January


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.

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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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18 comments so far

  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #1

    The journals story is that we are scouting him and its just steemrolled….so he is hardly the number one target.

    Im sure thats many players we are scouting… All of which im sure we would decide are good enough, bid too low and move on to scouting others.

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  • Graeme

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Have seen his name linked for about 7 – 10 days. He obviously has talent – but since when did that mean much? The fact he is cheap is what will make NUFC take notice – if anything does!!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #3

    5 million? ah sh!t i don’t think MA can afford that much.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #4

    What’s the point in scouting player’s. …….

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #5

    THEN next week we will be linked with who? and then the week after we will be linked with?

    c’mon on guys do you’s believe this sh!T coming out of Newcastle FFS will you’s ever learn

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #6

    4 straight months now i have been saying saying that we won’t buy anyone, and for 4 straight months iv’e held back gloating on this site about my prediction

    well you know what to hell with it here’s the words iv’e been trying to say

    TOLD YOU SO!

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  • Blofal

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #7

    If he is only 5m and we were desperate for a striker in the window just gone then why did we not grab him? Doesnt make sense.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Blofal

    because we have the mighty numb nuts Shola

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  • phatt knacker

    Sep 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Face it we are going to be linked with a hell of a lot of players between now and jan. lets just hope we can get a few “over the line” but if we are sitting pretty we will just wait to sign free transfers in the summer. Ashley isnt a football fan but if he saves 5-10 mill on transfers its like winning a trophy to him.

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  • i Toon

    Sep 10, 2013 at 4:24 AM

    Comment #10

    With our transfer policy Ashley will ask Finnbogason to pay part of the transfer and Stoke would probably end up signing him

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  • lesh

    Sep 10, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #11

    He was offered to Newcastle for £5M over the summer – but we didn’t take up the offer?

    One can only assume that our renowned Director of Football was out of the country putting the final touches to the arrangements for the G20 summit.

    And folk have the audacity to criticise him, disgraceful!

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  • Toon73

    Sep 10, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #12

    What a complete load of steaming excrement

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  • coastalboy

    Sep 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #13

    If he is the target & j.f.k. is aiming the weapon he is quite sure of an extended future anywhere but Newcastle

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Sep 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #14

    are we really going to do this for the next three months?? the only good thing about the summer BS was that it is over.

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  • miggy

    Sep 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Load of cobblers,dont believe anything that is written about this club anymore nothing but lies ma,ap,jk pure LIARS why tell the press who your number one target is in january always thought nufc done things quietly so why come out wit this now

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  • Toonice

    Sep 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Alfreð Finnbogason was offered to us for 5m euros not Pounds.
    He would be a great striker for us
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziVtVHXKdME

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  • Deana

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #17

    If he’s our number one target, great thats the first one to dismiss. Find out who target number 2,3,4,5 and 6 are then we can start getting excited about signing the 7th in line as then we’ll be shopping in the conference and might be able to afford the wages.

    Seriously??? Are we discussing transfer targets again???

    Sell up Ashley you utter disgraceful, greedy, excuse for a human being. How dare you use our club as your little money making venture.

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  • musomag

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    Comment #18

    MASSIVE YAWN

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