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?