The rush and broken negotiations have led the new Premier millionaire to go after the urgent. The Newcastle United has made the signing of the striker official Chris Wood, from Burnley, rival for salvation, for 25 million pounds (28 million euros). The ‘Magpies’ complete the second incorporation of this winter market after that of Kieran Trippier, for 13 million pounds (14 million euros).
The Newcastle paid the striker’s release clause to shore up his lead after Callum Wilson’s muscle injury, which will be out for about eight weeks.
Wood, 30, joined Burnley in 2017 for £15m and has since scored 53 goals in 165 games. This season, however; his records are being low, with only three goals in 17 games.
The urgency has taken hold of the ‘Magpies’, who, given the difficulty of taking over any of the cracks with which he was related, such as Aubameyang, have had to make a risky bet.
Wood He is a lanky striker (he measures 1.91m) who does not stand out for his goalscoring instinct, although he will be of great help as a point of reference and when it comes to lowering balls for the arrivals of his teammates. Howe is adding pieces to try to escape relegation.
Peruvian ‘old’ acquaintance
In Peru he is remembered because he was part of his national team in the playoff matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia against Ricardo Gareca’s team.
Newcastle lives a very bad present. They are in 19th place in the Premier League and, if the tournament ended today, they would be relegated to the Second Division. So far in the tournament they have only won one game, precisely against Wood’s Burnley.
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