Chris Wood has said that he is delighted to have signed for Newcastle United from Premier League rivals Burnley in the January transfer window.
Newcastle have announced on their official website that they have secured the services of former Leeds United striker Wood.
The New Zealand international striker has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year contract with the Magpies.
Newcastle have reportedly paid Burnley £20 million in transfer fees for the 30-year-old striker.
Wood told Newcastle’s official website: “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.”
Newcastle are fighting for survival in the Premier League at the moment and are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
Eddie Howe’s side are currently second from bottom in the standings with 11 points from 19 matches, two points behind 17th-placed Watford, who have played 18 games.
Newcastle can be backed at 8/11 on Betfair to escape relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.