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Eidur's Magpies link cools
02 Jul 2007 - 16:20:30
Newcastle United's attempt to sign Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen appear to have stalled after the Iceland international's father said that his son wanted to stay at the Camp Nou and fight for his first-team place.
Magpies boss Sam Allardyce had been linked with a £4.5million swoop for the former Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea forward, who endured a difficult first season with the Catalan giants.
Arnor Gudjohnsen, who also acts as his son's agent, told the BBC: "A lot of clubs are interested in Eidur.
"But he is determined to prove himself at Barca. He would complement (Thierry) Henry because they play differently.
"I don't think the forward partnership of Samuel Eto'o and Henry would work as well.
"Eidur can drop deep and play off Henry, which I think would work much better.
"Eidur is away on holiday now and he has not been in contact with any clubs. He is planning to meet up with his Barcelona team-mates for pre-season later in July.
"Although he wants to stay, I don't know what Barcelona's intentions are."