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Middlesbrough, West Brom and QPR competing to sign Iceland striker Vidar Orn Kjartansson

Three Championship sides are vying for the signature of Iceland-international Vidar Orn Kjartansson, who currently plays his football in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers are reportedly interested, according to The Mirror.

Vidar Orn Kjartansson has been attracting interest from the Championship after an impressive season with Maccabi Tel Aviv, with Middlesbrough, West Brom and QPR keen.

The 28-year old looks set to leave the club to progress in his career, and a move to England would certainly do just that. Kjartansson has played 18 times for his native Iceland, scoring two goals in the process. However, he was not selected for the World Cup in Russia this summer, after being cut from the original squad list of 30.

The forward has not stayed at a club for more than two seasons, and has played in China, Sweden, Norway and Israel in the past four years.

The Icelandic-international was on Newcastle United’s radar just last summer, and it is believed Kjartansson was interested in a move to England. With new Championship clubs now having the striker on their shortlists, he could make his move to the EFL this transfer window.

Middlesbrough forwards Britt Assombalonga and Patrick Bamford have been touted by fellow-Championship clubs, and Kjartansson could be being lined up as a direct replacement for either striker if they are to leave the club.

Elsewhere, West Brom’s Solomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez have been subject to interest from the Premier League, with Newcastle and Burnley the most likely destinations for the Baggies duo.

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