Report: Celtic unlikely to pursue Alfred Finnbogason due to £4m asking price

Celtic will reportedly drop their interest in Real Sociedad-owned striker Alfred Finnbogason.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic have been put off a move for Real Sociedad striker Alfred Finnbogason, with the Spanish club seeking a £4m transfer fee.

Finnbogason, 26, made his name in the Eredivisie with Heerenveen, having smashed a staggering 59 goals in 70 games for the Dutch outfit - and those exploits led to a big move.

In the summer of 2014, Finnbogason left Heerenveen in order to join Spanish side Real Sociedad, and the move was supposed to be the big chance Icelandic international Finnbogason had been waiting for.

Yet with just four goals in 27 games, Finnbogason was a flop in La Liga, and he has subsequently been loaned out to Greek side Olympiacos for the season - but he hasn't fared much better there either, with just two goals in 11 games, though one did come in the Champions League against Arsenal.


With a huge Champions League goal to his name now, Finnbogason will be hoping to kick on, but it seems that his long-term future lies away from Real Sociedad.

The Scottish Sun report that the Spanish club want to sell Finnbogason for £4m, half of what they paid for him just 18 months ago - but Celtic are unlikely to make a move.

It's stated that the Bhoys have held a long-standing interest in signing Finnbogason, but have been put off making another move for him due to that asking price.

Manager Ronny Deila has the likes of Leigh Griffiths, Carlton Cole and Nadir Ciftci available in attack, and whilst Finnbogason would add something to the Celtic front line, it now seems unlikely that he will be turning out in the famous green and white hoops, unless Real Sociedad reduce the asking price on his head.

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