Real Sociedad sporting director comments good news for Bolton in hunt for former Celtic target Alfred Finnbogason

The Icelandic international looks surplus to requirements at Real Sociedad.

Real Sociedad have given hope to Championship side Bolton Wanderers when it comes to the future of their striker Alfred Finnbogason, and an ambitious bid to take him to the Macron Stadium on a season long loan deal.

The Bolton News has reported that The Trotters are keen on a loan deal for the player who is currently available from David Moyes' side Real Sociedad.

Now the Spanish club's sporting director Loren has spoken about the Icelander, and was not exactly signing his praises.

He told a press conference earlier today:

"Finnbogason has not given the expected performance and is a source of self-criticism for us"

Finnbogason, an international team-mate of Eidur Gudjohnsen's, would be an exceptional signing by the club. Neil Lennon previously wanted him when he was Celtic manager and the Sociedad striker spent two years of his childhood growing up in Edinburgh.

Prior to joining Sociedad last summer he had starred at Dutch side Heerenveen. In his two seasons at the club Finnbogason scored 59 goals in 70 games.

That prompted the Spanish side to spend what was reported by Inside Spanish Football to be a fee in the region of €7.5 million on his signature. However, he has struggled with injury and form in Spain, playing just 27 times and scoring four goals.

Wages would remain a stumbling block but Finnbogason is looking like a serious option for several British clubs this summer, Bolton being just one of them.

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