Newcastle keen on Icelandic ace

Alfred Finnbogason (Heerenveen)Newcastle are planning a winter move for Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason, who is being coached by Holland legend Marco van Basten, according to reports from the Sunday People.

The Icelandic forward has emerged as one of the top talents in Dutch football in recent times with a series of impressive displays.

This has alerted the Magpies, who have sent chief scout Graham Carr to witness Finnbogason’s talents in person.

Carr saw the front-man net a fine brace to help Heerenveen to a 3-0 victory over FC Twente in the Dutch Cup on Thursday.

The 24-year-old was the subject of a £5m offer from Celtic earlier this year, but elected to stay in the Eredivisie to work under van Basten.

The iconic Dutch forward has helped Finnbogason to improve, but he may be tempted by a move to the Premier League.

Newcastle are desperate to land a new striker after seeing deals for a number of summer targets collapse.

The ‘Toon’ were the only English top tier side not to invest a penny in the first-team, with Loic Remy – on loan from QPR – their only arrival.

This has led to Alan Pardew and director of football Joe Kinnear becoming the subject of criticism from the club’s fans.

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