Chris Wood completes his move...


Chris Wood completes his move to Newcastle

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

09:39 13 Jan 2022

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Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of New Zealand striker Chris Wood from Burnley for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Magpies and goes straight into the squad for Saturday's all-important Premier League clash against relegations rivals Watford at St. James' Park.

Wood becomes the club's second signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of England international Kieran Trippier from Atlético Madrid.

Newcastle are without Callum Wilson for up to two months due to a calf injury.

The New Zealand international said: "This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I'm delighted to be a Newcastle United player.

"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 team-mates is very special.

"The club and manager have been first class during this process, and I really can't wait to get onto the pitch and repay the faith they have in me, especially with a vital part of the season ahead of us."

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe added: "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 scored 49 goals in 144 Premier League appearances for Burnley, who are also fighting for survival in the top flight.

Both clubs are in the bottom three and will face each other on the final day of the season in May.

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