Alfred Finnbogason reportedly available for loan; should Celtic make a move?

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A player previously linked with Celtic could now be heading out on loan next season and he is perfect for the Bhoys.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Real Socieded manager David Moyes is considering loaning out striker Alfred Finnbogason next season, so could Celtic renew their interest?

The Bhoys were said to be interested in the Icelandic striker last summer, with the Daily Record claiming former Celtic manager Neil Lennon was a big fan of the player.

Although Lennon has since been replaced by Ronny Deila, Celtic still need more fire-power next season with John Guidetti’s loan spell at an end and Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Scepovic the only current senior strikers on the club’s books.

A loan move for Finnbogason would suit all parties, with the Spanish side allegedly keen for him to get more minutes elsewhere and Celtic looking to replicate their fine recent domestic form while also pushing for Champions League progress,

Finnbogason scored just four goals in 31 matches for the La Liga club this season but that does not tell the whole story, with the 26-year-old used predominantly as a second-half substitute.

Prior to his move to Spain, the striker had scored 59 goals in 77 matches for Dutch club Heerenveen and it was that form that allegedly prompted Celtic’s initial interest.

Deila has benefited from the loan market before and if he could sign a player who has scored often when played regularly it could be another master-stroke similar to Jason Denayer’s spell at Celtic Park; especially when you consider that Finnbogason has scored 111 senior club goals to date.

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