I’m not a fan of silly season. The endless speculation that is driven by the media for the sole purpose of selling newspapers drives me absolutely insane, especially when the articles that are filling up our back pages often have no basis in the truth whatsoever. With that in mind, I think I will dabble in a little pointless speculation, you know, to get the hits up… 😉
According to betting site bwin, Newcastle United are preparing a 4 million pound move for the prolific Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason who has already had an excellent start to the season with his club Heerenveen with 6 goals in 4 starts, following on from a very impressive return of 24 goals in 31 league matches last season for the Dutch side.
Summer moves to Cardiff and Celtic failed to materialise and Newcastle were reportedly offered him towards the end of the transfer window, but failed to make a bid. All of this is wild speculation in my opinion, but my question would be, with Heerenveen in financial difficulty, why didn’t other clubs make a move for him? He is 24, has 2 years left on his contract with an option of an added year, so why haven’t other clubs snapped him up at this reportedly low price of 4 million pounds?
Personally, I don’t believe a word of it, but he seems like a good player. He may be the first striker Newcastle United have been linked with for the January transfer window, but rest assured, he will most certainly not be the last one, especially if we struggle for goals again this season.