Chris Wood signs from Burnley in £25m deal to become second January arrival
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Chris Wood signs from Burnley in £25m deal to become second January arrival

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Chris Wood signs from Burnley in £25m deal to become the second January arrival

Chris Wood signs from Burnley in £25m deal to become second January arrival

Newcastle has comhased the £25m signing of Burnley striker Chris Wood.

Wood says he is “delighted” to have signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Magpies and is available to play in Saturday’s Premier League match against relegation rivals Watford at St James’ Park.

“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,” Wood told the club website.

“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.”

Chris Wood signs from Burnley in £25m deal to become second January arrival

Newcastle triggered the release clause in the 30-year-old’s contract this week following the news top scorer Callum Wilson has been ruled out for eight weeks with a calf injury.

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Eddie Howe, the Newcastle head coach, praised the club for moving quickly to get Wood, who he says is an “important signing for us at a crucial time”.

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“He is a very dangerous attacking threat, has a physicality and character that I like, and he has vast experience in the Premier League. He will be a great fit for us,” added Howe.

Chris Wood signs from Burnley in £25m deal to become the second January arrival

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