"Newcastle is a great club" - Young striker keen on Toon move

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Alfred Finnbogason has confirmed the Magpies made a loan offer in the last transfer window.

The SC Heerenveen striker has been in sensational goalscoring form in the Dutch Eredivisie - having netted 24 league goals in his debut season and scored 11 times in seven matches this year.

The 24-year-old is reportedly being watched by the likes of Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Fulham.

However, the Icelandic frontman has revealed that he is only aware of a loan offer from Newcastle - and would definitely consider a move to Tyneside in January.

He told Icelandic football website 433.is: "I heard they [Newcastle] made a loan bid for me at the end of the transfer window but it was not an option for me to go on loan.

“If they make another offer I will consider it.”

Finnbogason then went on to reiterate his interest in joining Newcastle: "St James´s Park is a great stadium and Newcastle are a great club in the English Premier league".

Newcastle scouts have reportedly been watching the Iceland international, and club officials believe they can sign the youngster for a fee in the region of £5 million.

What do you think of Newcastle's potential move for Alfred Finnbogason?

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