The Daily Star are reporting today that Newcastle are ready to make a move to sign 27-year-old Icelandic international forward Vidar Orn Kjartansson.
Kjartansson plays for Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv at the moment, and he scored 24 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for his club side last season.
The report says that Newcastle had some of their scouts at Maccabi’s Europa League game against Rheindorf Altach earlier this month, and in that match, Kjartansson scored the only goal of the game.
In his club career, the 6ft 1 ins striker scored 173 goals in 331 total appearances so this player can score goals.
And if Rafa is really interested in signing the player he must think he can get the best out of him at Newcastle in the Premier League.
27-year-old Icelandic international forward Vidar Orn Kjartansson
Kjartansson has played 14 times for Iceland, and the Star is reporting that he would cost as much as £8M.
The player has a good goalscoring record wherever he has played in his 10-year playing career, but whether he could make the significant step up to the Premier League is a good question.
Newcastle are not the only team interested in signing the player, and there are also other Premier League clubs and even Championship sides interested in signing the player this week.
Certainly, we should be able to afford the £8M it would take to sign the Icelandic striker, and we certainly need one more striker brought in this week.