Eddie Howe delighted to sign Chris Wood for Newcastle

January 14, 2022
By: Jamie Jones

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has expressed his delight at signing Chris Wood from Premier League Burnley in the January transfer window.

The Magpies announced on their official website on Thursday 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.

Howe told Newcastle’s official website: “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.”

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.

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