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Chris Wood Joins Newcastle United

Newcastle United have completed the signing of New Zealand striker Chris Wood from Burnley. The 30-year-old, who joins for an undisclosed fee, has agreed on a contract until the end of the 2023-24 season. Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe targeted attacking reinforcements after Callum Wilson was injured and ruled out for eight weeks with a calf injury.

Newcastle United Signs Chris Wood

Chris Wood is Newcastle’s second signing this month after Kieran Trippier, who arrived from Atletico Madrid. It had been thought Burnley would not sell the player to a Premier League relegation rival, but Newcastle triggered the release clause in his Clarets contract. Speaking on his new deal, the striker said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for me, and I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player.”

Chris Wood Joins Newcastle United
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Chris Wood Poses for photos at The Newcastle United Training Centre on January 12, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United)

The “player also said: “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 teammates is very special.” “The club and manager have been first class during this process, and I really can’t wait to get on to the pitch and repay the faith they have in me, especially with a vital part of the season ahead of us.”

Newcastle United head coach said Chris is an important signing for the club at a crucial time, and he is very pleased they signed him. The manager also said: “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.”

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