There is a report in Holland that Heerenveen’s 24 year-old Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason has said he would definitely be interested in a move to Newcastle United.
Newcastle were first linked with Finnbogason earlier this month, when it was revealed he was offered to Newcastle for around £5M, but the Tyneside club did not take up the offer.
Finnbogason has said Newcastle tried to take him on loan in the summer, but it wasn’t an option, but he seems keen to sign on at Newcastle – this is what he told Icelandic football website 433.is:
“I heard Newcastle made a loan bid for me at the end of the transfer window, but it was not an option for me to go out on loan.” “If they make another offer I will consider it.”
“Of course I would like to play for Newcastle United, St James´s Park is a great stadium and Newcastle are a great club in the English Premier League”
So not only is this lad a good player – but he also seems to be very intelligent. 😀
The Iceland international scored 24 league goals for the Dutch club in his first season, and he has scored 11 goals in just seven games so far this season – not too bad at all.
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 153 first team appearances he has scored 95 goals, so he knows where the back of the net is, but of course the standard of the league he is playing in is not the English Premier League.
It’s possible Newcastle may make a bid for him in January, but there are other clubs like Sunderland, Aston Villa and Everton were said to be interested in the forward over the summer.
What do you think?
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