Van Basten hails Finnbogason

Heerenveen coach Marco van Basten believes reported Premier League target Alfred Finnbogason has the potential to become a 'fabulous striker'.

Last Updated: 28/04/13 at 13:35 Post Comment

Alfred Finnbogason: Heerenveen striker has been linked with Sunderland

Alfred Finnbogason: Heerenveen striker has been linked with Sunderland

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Finnbogason has been in prolific form for Heerenveen this season after joining the Dutch club last August from Lokeren following a loan spell at Helsingborg.

The Iceland international was reportedly watched by Sunderland against Ajax earlier this month, while Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham United have also been linked with the 24-year-old.

The forward's agent recently confirmed there has been interest from England, although Heerenveen have yet to hold talks with any other clubs.

Reports in Italy, meanwhile, had claimed Van Basten had tipped off his old club AC Milan about Finnbogason and the Heerenveen boss is in no doubt as to the player's potential.

"I put Finnbogason in the category of strikers like Ruud van Nistelrooy, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Jon Dahl Tomasson," Van Basten is quoted by the Sunday Mirror. "All started their career at Heerenveen.

"Finnbogason could become a fabulous striker. He has fantastic vision, an eye for goals and is of massive value to this club."

Heerenveen reportedly value Finnbogason in the £5million bracket and he has two years left on his contract.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Skrtel and Allen to sign new Liverpool deals

Martin Skrtel is reported to have agreed a new three-year Liverpool contract and could soon be followed in putting pen to paper by Joe Allen.

Liverpool could end Javi Manquillo's loan from Atletico Madrid early

Liverpool are discussing whether to terminate Javier Manquillo's loan deal and send him back to Atletico Madrid a year early.

Mail Box

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

Nani's Failure Still Leaves A Sour Taste

It's a decent afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Paulinho, Nani, the future of women's football and yet more of your annoyances. These will be the last of them...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company