Tottenham Challenge Newcastle For Eredivisie Star

Tottenham Hotspur had a terrible transfer window last summer,  and although they spent all the Gareth Bale money,  a number of their top signings haven’t played well in the Premier League and have hardly been successful.

Alfreð Finnbogason

Alfred Finnbogason – Tottenham interested

And one of those is Spanish striker Roberto Soldado, who will probably be sold in the summer, and news today that the top London club are going  after a Newcastle target, 25 year-old Heerenveen’s Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason, who has been prolific in the Eredivisie over the last two seasons.

Newcastle were offered  Finnbogason for £5M last summer, but Joe Kinnear didn’t take up the offer.

This season he has scored 31 goals in 34 games for Heerenveen, and since he joined the Dutch club from Helsingborgs IF two years ago, he has scored 59 goals in 69 appearances in Holland.

The Icelandic international has played 21 times for his country and scored four International goals, and a club insider is quoted as saying this:

“I believe there is concrete interest in Finnbogason, yes,” “His record in Holland is superb, and that’s got a lot of top clubs around Europe interested.”

It’s not surprising a number of clubs are now interested in this player, and it’s just a pity we didn’t snap him up last summer for £5M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Alan Pardew

    “I turned it around at West Ham and as a manager it happens more times than you think. I’ve had periods here as well where it’s been very, very difficult. Last year, we went to QPR and we really, really needed to win that game.

    we needed to win So badly that He bribed Jose Bosingwa!!!!!!!!!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    15toonarmydownsouth // May 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    What else do expect from Owen, he spent his whole career here looking at the table, the treatment table that is, and watching the money roll in
    Owen is possibly even more deluded and detached when he talks about the club and fan base than Pardew
    Owen is a disgrace tbh, a leech

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Fostino. We lost about 5 out of 7 games while Cabaye was playing just before he left.

    Plus, people seem to forget that Cabaye was playing last year when Swansea and Bosingwa saved us from relegation. NOT from our own good play. Cabaye is only a little piece of the puzzle.

    It also highlights what I said at the time, that Cabaye and Remy’s individual skill on scoring a goal out of nothing was patching over an inept team performance.

    There is no surprise at all that we turned in a dimsal set of results after.

    I could see it in the play when he was still here so it was inevitable!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    When Pardew sets his goals so low it looks like it’s more achievable. In reality, nearly everyone was gutted when 10th as a target was mentioned.

    Yet, some are saying he’s achieved his target, when they’ve just lowered the bar to a level of mediocrity.

    Not good enough.

    Target should have been 7th/8th absolute minimum. Although they don’t even want Europe. Pathetic. He played the kids until the later rounds anyway. Yet somehow the first team wuz still toired. Were they toired this season Alan you liar with no cups?

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Plus, I was saying for ages that Cabaye should have been higher up the pitch where he can play a final ball and get some shots in.

    For the majority of the time he was playing so deep he looked like a sweeper. Waste of time.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry for the repost
    Well Paul Merson has us down for a 4-0 drubbing on Sunday and let’s be honest it’s impossible to disagree with him

    See Pardew has been talking himself up again, but for me this highlights the fracture between the club and fans, bare with me!
    “However, he remains committed to the club and determined to learn from his mistakes.
    He said: “I have to face the criticism that has come my way – the fans are not happy – and try to deliver a product that will make them happy.”

    Product Alan? Your the fusking manager not a salesman ffs, ok fair enough there is an arguement as to why Cashley looks to run the club as a business (not a great arguement imho but there’s one none the less) but why the f**k is the manager looking at it as a business?
    He has nout to do with the finances or even the transfers
    His responsibilities are to set up and run a professional squad as competitive sports team
    He should in no way shape or form be looking at what happens on the pitch as simply a “product”
    We don’t want to see a product, we want to see passion, blood swear and tears, the players going into every game as a well drilled unit who have gone out to lay there bodies on the line for 90 minutes to compete at the highest possible level

    Yes we want to see a fast European style, but we want results and a winning mentality to go with it

    We’re not hiring a bloody film for 90 minutes alan, it’s not something the fans pop along to to simply take up a bit of free time on a Saturday afternoon
    It’s a passion and a way of life, unless you grasp that concept the fans will continue to create this poisonous atmosphere
    Your the manager (a seemingly unsackable one unfortunately) not a businessman
    As far as you should be concerned this isn’t a business, it’s a football club, it’s our football club not a f**king “product” you turnip

  • Average_Contents

    May 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    The rest of the pre season confirmed, no shocks apart from we’re due to play Oldham 😉 Sheffield n Huddersfield all away with a home game to be confirmed

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 10, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    tads…I don’t know what I expected to be honest!

  • bobby mango

    May 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    If ANY other prem clubs are interested in a player we’re after I’d automatically put them as more likely to sign him.

    We take to long in negotiations and the Adele place is in disarray… Plus Pardew is our manager. Why would anyone come here?

    This is going to be another frustrating window


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