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Newcastle United & West Ham United hunt Icelandic star

finnbogason.jpgWest Ham United and Newcastle United are both keeping tabs on Heerenveen goal machine Alfred Finnbogason, according to reports from The Express this week.

The 24-year-old Iceland international has already netted 16 times in Heerenveen’s opening 13 Eredivisie fixtures this campaign, adding to the 24 he scored in the league last season to become the highest scoring Icelandic footballer a top division in any country.

And his goal scoring exploits in Holland have alerted the likes of Newcastle and West Ham, who are both expected to be in the market for a striker once the transfer window re-opens in January.

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce has seen his side struggle for goals in the Premier League so far this season and has already sent scouts over to the Eredivisie to watch Finnbogason in action, while Magpies bossAlan Pardew is looking for a striker to keep the misfiring Papiss Cisse on his toes.

Heerenveen are thought to be willing to listen to offers in excess of £5 million for the current Eredivise top scorer, which neither Premier League club should turn their nose up at should the Icelandic star possess the ability to bring his form over to England.

The 6 ft tall forward was snapped up by Heerenveen in 2012 from Lokeren after he impressed during a loan spell with Helsingborg, where he scored 12 league goals in 17 games.

He’s a proven goal scorer in Holland, but the big question Pardew and Allardyce will be asking is whether he can replicate that hot streak in England before they decide to stump up at least £5 million for him.

Will anyone stump up the asking price for this Eredivisie hotshot this January? Let us know your thoughts below.

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