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Confirmed: Newcastle make Chris Wood their second January signing

Confirmed: Newcastle make Chris Wood their second January signing

We’ve got Wood

Taking to social media this morning, Newcastle United confirmed that they have completed the signing of veteran striker Chris Wood from Burnley for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around 25 million pounds.

The New Zealand international joins the club from fellow relegation strugglers Burnley, meaning that Newcastle have given their chances of survival a double boost. Not only have they bought themselves a much-needed forward, but they have also taken one from one of their biggest rivals in the battle against the drop this season.

Wood, for his part, becomes the second addition to the Newcastle team after Kieran Trippier joined last week, and is likely to start against Watford this weekend, with the striker having been signed well within the registration window.

It remains to be seen what sort of impact the forward can have on the side.

What player and manager said

Speaking to the official Newcastle website, Chris Wood revealed:

“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.”

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe revealed his belief that Wood is almost a perfect fit for his side:

“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.”

Will he help the Magpies to avoid relegation?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Draw
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Newcastle 5/1
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Dwight Gayle7/2 7/2 9/4

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2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
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15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
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Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
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Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
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