West Ham bought former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool for a whopping £17M in the summer, and put him on a reported £100K/week on a six year contract at the London club, even though he a number of injury problems during last season while on loan at the Hammers. So they are set to pay Andy £31M in wages over six years in addition to the £17M – £48M over six years.
Alfred Finnbogason – 13 goals in 9 appearances so far this season
And news today that West Ham are interested in one of our striker targets in January, 24 year-old Alfred Finnbogason of SC Heerenveen, who now has 13 goals in just 9 appearances this season in the Eredivisie.
Newcastle were offered the striker for around £5M in the summer, but Director of Football Joe Kinnear didn’t take up the offer.
But Newcastle need to bring one striker in, and it looks like it’s between 24 year-old Finnbogason for £5M, 28 year-old of Lyon for around £4M, or 27 year-old PSV striker Ola Toivonen, for around £2.5M.
And with West Ham desperately needing another striker, they could also be interested in all three Newcastle targets.
Joe Kinnear, Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew will have to decide which of those three strikers offers the best value to Newcastle, but we’d be very surprised if one of those doesn’t arrive on Tyneside In January.
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