Celtic target striker Alfred Finnbogason

Alfred Finnbogason, seen here in action for Heerenveen, is being monitored by Celtic. Picture: Getty
Alfred Finnbogason, seen here in action for Heerenveen, is being monitored by Celtic. Picture: Getty
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Celtic have continued their search for a new striker in the Netherlands as Heerenveen forward Alfred Finnbogason has emerged as their latest potential signing.

Club representatives including manager Neil Lennon attended an Eredivisie match between Heerenveen and AZ Alkmaar to monitor the £5 million-rated striker, who is an Iceland international.

The Glasgow giants join a host of clubs chasing the Iceland striker’s signature. Villareal are thought to be frontrunners in securing the 24-year-old’s signature.

Neil Lennon had originally scouted Finnbogason last summer, who has scored 16 goals in 15 games this season, but opted for signing Amido Balde and Teemu Pukki, who cost a combined £4 million.

Finnbogason has indicated his desire to move by refusing to extend his contract with the Dutch club, who have the player tied up until 2015.