Newcastle United are ready to perform a U-turn for Alfred Finnbogason according to the Journal, as despite turning down a £5 million move for the Icelandic striker in the summer, the Magpies will reportedly change their mind and move for him in January.
It’s no surprise that this is such a shambles, because if Newcastle had moved for Finnbogason they could have got a man who is bang in form, as the 24-year-old has scored six goals in four games for Eredivisie side Heerenveen, putting him at the head of the top scorers pile alongside Feyenoord’s Graziano Pelle.
Added to that he scored 30 goals in 37 appearances in Dutch football last season and you wonder what Newcastle were waiting for in the summer, but it would be better late than never to bag him in January.
The worry would be that Finnbogason continues to bang them in until the end of the year and that his price-tag rockets, which could see that offer of £5m last month look like a bargain.
With Bafetimbi Gomis coming out and saying that Newcastle were haggling over his wages, you could see the Magpies doing exactly the same in regards to a fee for the Icelandic international, and as a result once again ending up with no-one.
Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and pay the money, every other team in the Premier League has done it so why not Newcastle?
However, if Newcastle are on the search for a freebie…