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Finnbogason should be a target for Premier League strugglers

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In recent weeks, Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason has been linked with a move to Celtic, but the Scottish side seem to have been priced out of a move for him.

The 24-year-old currently plays for Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie and his club value him at over £8million.

So it is no surprise Celtic would not want to fork out for him, considering they are already out of the Champions League and running away with the Scottish title, they have no need to invest so heavily.

However, he would be a perfect fit for a Premier League side. Particularly Crystal Palace or West Ham, who are both in the market for a striker.

£8million for a striker that very few people in England have ever heard of seems like a gamble- and of course, to an extent it is- but some times it's worth going for it.

Since joining Heerenveen in 2012, Finnbogason has netted 41 times in 48 appearances. An astonishing return for a player so under the radar.

This season, the Icelander has scored an unbelievable 17 goals in 15 games, providing five assists along the way for good measure. Not only is he a prolific goalscorer, he is a creator too.

His goals and creative ability could prove vital to a club like the Hammers or the Eagles, desperately in search of goals in the hope of remaining in the Premier League.

Heerenveen currently sit in fifth place in the Dutch Eredivisie, in no small part due to Alfred Finnbogason, who sits at the top of the goalscorers list.

Second place Graziano Pelle of Feyenoord has scored four less than the Icelander.

Finnbogason's finishing and immense ability from range are credited as being the two strongest parts of his game.

His defensive contributions are not to be ignored either- vital for a struggling side, he is capable of helping his defenders before springing a counter attack to stun his opponents.

Counter attacking football and solid defending will be key to the likes of Palace and West Ham in the second half of this season, if they are to deal with the pressure other clubs put them under.

£8million suddenly doesn't sound too bad.

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