Newcastle United are expected to move for Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason in January, and the 24 year-old is currently top scorer in the Eredivisie with 14 league goals from just 11 games.
Alfred Finnbogason - top scorer in Eredivisie
Alan Pardew has also expressed an interest in West Brom’s Shane Long, but it would be a surprise if his club doesn’t take up the one year option they have on the player, rather than making him available as a free agent in the summer, at the end of his current three-year deal.
The other striker Newcastle could be after is Bafe Gomis, who is a free agent next summer, and was Newcastle’s top target in the summer, when we failed to sign him because of some exorbitant fees being asked by his agent.
But Joe Kinnear must bring some new players into the club in January, to help strengthen the squad, especially after Newcastle are doing well this season, and are currently in 7th position in the league table.
Bafe Gomis – Newcastle target in January?
Newcastle could face a challenge from West Ham for the Iceland International striker, as the Hammers are in a struggle against relegation, especially after being beaten 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night, and they are desperate for some scoring power up front, with Andy Carroll being out all season – so far – with another injury.
So it seems to be between Bafe Gomis and Alfred Finnbogason, as to who Newcastle bring in during January, and the decision will depend on what kind of deal Newcastle can negotiate for each striker.
So nothing new there.
Either one would look a decent acquisition but Newcastle, who definitely need to bring in a striker in January, and then maybe another one in the summer, if Loic Remy signs for another club.
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