Newcastle sign Burnley forward Chris Wood

Newcastle revealed the finalizing of New Zealand striker Chris Wood from Premier League equals Burnley on Thursday for a concealed cost as the club enhance the team under their brand-new Saudi-led ownership.

Wood has actually signed a two-and-a-half year agreement and gets here in time to function in Saturday’s Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Watford at St. James’ Park.

The 30-year-old is the Magpies’ 2nd finalizing of the January transfer window following the arrival of England global full-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid.

Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe stated: “Chris is an important signing for us at a crucial time and I’m very pleased we have been able to move quickly and bring him here.

“He is a very dangerous attacking threat, has a physicality and character that I really like, and he has vast experience in the Premier League. He will be a great fit for us.”

Wood stated it was an “exciting opportunity”.

“I have played at St. James’ Park a few times and it’s an amazing place, so to have the chance to represent this club with those incredible supporters behind me and my teammates is very special,” he included.

Newcastle, who have actually not won a significant prize because 1969, deal with a battle simply to remain in the Premier League. They are one location off the foot of the table after a single win in 19 video games.

However 3 months after a questionable takeover by a group led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund was finished, the club are sprinkling the money in the transfer window.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.