Leeds & Burnley agree terms
It’s virtually a done deal.
New Zealand international striker Chris Wood has played his last match for Leeds United before joining Burnley.
On Saturday, Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen confirmed that Burnley’s bid for Wood has been accepted.
Burnley, who recently sold Andre Gray to Watford, are buying the striker for 15 million pounds.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 19, 2017
Chris Wood stats
Wood, 25-years-old, has netted 20 times for his country, has been on the books at Elland Road since 2015, when he joined from Leicester City.
Last season marked his most prolific campaign in England to date, with the powerful striker having netted 27 league goals to be named the Championship’s top scorer.
Social media outburst
Chris Wood’s departure from Leeds was confirmed on Saturday when the striker turned to social media.
Before the Burnley deal was confirmed, Wood posted a note on Twitter which said he wasn’t playing against Sunderland.
— Chris Wood (@officialcwood) August 19, 2017
Sunderland won the match 2-0.
When the issue was discussed on the BBC, the pundits slammed Wood for his conduct and disrespecting Leeds.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 19, 2017
Burnley 0 – West Brom 1
After beating Chelsea 3-2 away last weekend, Burnley crashed back down to earth on Saturday losing 1-0 at home to West Brom.
Hal Robson-Kanu scored the only goal of the game in the second half. He collected a flick on from Matty Phillips, and the Welsh international finished brilliantly.
Robson-Kanu was later sent off, but the 10-man Baggies held on for the win.