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.’