Rafa Could Return For Long-Term 29-Year-Old Striker Target This Summer


Newcastle have been interested in 29-year-old Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason for four years now since he was at Heerenveen in Holland.

And the Iceland striker looked good in the 1-1 draw with Argentina in the World Cup and he scored Iceland’s equalizing goal.

One of Newcastle’s other targets, Nicolai Jorgensen, looked only ordinary when playing for Denmark in their 1-0 win over Peru.

29-year-old Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason

Jorgensen is hardly worth £25M, which is what Feyenoord are telling Newcastle we will have to pay for their striker.

We’d be surprised if Rafa goes back in for a player who doesn’t score a lot of goals although the Dane  looks a decent enough frontman.

But how would he be any better than Aleksandar Mitrovic?

Mitro looked good in Serbia’s 1-0 win over Costa Rica but he blotted his copybook by missing two golden opportunities to score.

Alfred Finnbogason left Heerenveen for Real Sociedad four years ago and a couple of years ago he joined Bundesliga club FC Augsburg.

He had played on loan in Germany in the second half of the 2015-2016 season before he signed on full time.

And he may play in our final friendly game on August 7th at St. James’ Park when we play FC Augsburg.

It’s difficult to know which striker(s) Rafa is looking to bring into the club this summer but Finnbogason has done well in Germany having scored 22 goals and 7 assists in 51 total appearances.

It looks like he can do the job for Newcastle and Finnbogason looked accomplished for Iceland in their terrific 1-1 draw against Argentina on Saturday.

He has played for Iceland 48 times with 14 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


3 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    I meant to add earlier, firstly like Ron Knee pointed out that the window was hardly over when Abraham signed for Swansea. Secondly, if you are going to apply the logic that if a player hasn’t signed after three or four weeks then move on, we wouldn’t have Merino, Murphy or Lejuene and there are no guarantees whatsoever that the negotiations under the triumvirate of CBA would be any quicker for the next target. Once Abraham was gone, CBA was tasked with finding another 5M striker willing to play for 40K a week, hence Joselu. Had we have paid Abraham’s loan fee we wouldn’t be stuck with Joselu on 40K a week for the next two years.

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    If Feyenoord are asking £25mill for Jorgenson then we shouldn’t accept a penny less than £30Mill for Joselu.
    After watching Jorgenson a couple of times in the Dutch league for Feyenoord, we definitely dodged a bullet, can’t see him getting a sniff in the Prem.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    If rafa is happy when the window closes I’ll be happy. Hardly any players have moved yet and I suspect the next premier league money instalment on July 1st is what we are waiting for as I can’t see Ashley subbing us 40 million rather than waiting 2 weeks.

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