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Newcastle United announced the signing of Burnley and New Zealand star on a two-and-a-half deal

Newcastle United announced the signing of Burnley and New Zealand star on a two-and-a-half deal

Newcastle United announced the signing of Burnley and New Zealand star on a two-and-a-half deal

Newcastle United have announced the signing of Chris Wood from Burnley for a fee of £25 million.

The 30-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal at St James’ Park, and he has been signed in time to feature in the Magpies’ Premier League fixture against Watford on Sunday.

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“This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” Wood told Newcastle’s official media channels.

“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.

“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.”

Wood is Newcastle’s second signing of the January transfer window, and he will wear the No.20 shirt.

The New Zealand international has particularly shone at his last two clubs in Leeds United and Burnley, as he netted 44 goals in 88 appearances for the Whites before making the move to Turf Moor, where he has spent the last four-and-a-half seasons and scored 49 goals in 144 Premier League appearances.

Source: All Football

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