25 goals in 27: Manchester Utd linked with Europe’s fifth top goalscorer

Villarreal and Manchester United are reportedly tracking Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason.

According to Spanish website Elgoldigital, Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason’s incredible goalscoring form has caught the attentions of Europe’s leading clubs – including Manchester United.

The 25-year-old is largely an unknown figure around Europe, however, he has certainly made a name for himself this season by taking the Dutch Eredivisie by storm.

The Icelandic international joined the Dutch club in 2012, and immediately shot to fame for his club by notching a brace on his debut in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Dutch champions Ajax.

Finnbogason finished the 2012/13 season as the third top goalscorer, netting 24 times over the season. This season, however, he has already broken that record – scoring an incredible 25 times in 27 league starts.

His performances leave him in fifth spot in Europe’s scoring charts, behind the likes of Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa but ahead of Argentine maestro Lionel Messi.

Measuring 1.84m, Finnbogason has proven to be handy in the air whilst also displaying a good turn of pace and excellent finishing qualities – perhaps suited to being a lone striker.

Manchester United manager David Moyes is reportedly tracking the player, and with the future of Robin Van Persie still unclear, perhaps he is on the lookout for a reliable goalscorer to link up with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.

The Heerenveen striker has been linked with United before, and in early 2013 he admitted that to play for the Red Devils would be a dream come true.

He said: "My biggest dream is to one day become a Manchester United player.”

"This is the club that I'm a fan since I was five years old and I'm still a big fan of United."

With his contract running out in 2015, David Moyes is sure to have some competition as the €9m rated striker will have been looked at by a number of clubs wishing to strike themselves a summer bargain.

Should Manchester United make a move for Alfred Finnbogason?

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