Newcastle complete £25m swoop for Chris Wood from Burnley

Newcastle complete £25m swoop for Chris Wood from Burnley, with the striker set to make his debut in Saturday’s crunch Watford clash after signing a two-and-a-half year deal at St James’ Park 

Newcastle have completed the £25million signing of Chris Wood from Premier League rivals Burnley.

The New Zealand international has signed a two-and-a-half year deal and could make his debut against Watford at the weekend. He will take the No 20 shirt.

Upon putting pen to paper as a Newcastle player, Wood said: ‘This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I’m delighted.

Chris Wood has sealed a £25m move from Burnley to Newcastle on a two-and-a-half year deal

‘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.’

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.’

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