Newcastle United Evening News Headlines: Wood Transfer, Shearer Referee and Van de Beek ‘Show’

Chris Wood has expressed his happiness at completing his move to Newcastle United and dismissed concerns about his price.

Elsewhere, Newcastle are reported to have offered Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek on loan.

Here are your Newcastle United headlines for January 13th.

joy and wood

Newcastle United have awarded new signing Chris Wood a two-and-a-half-year contract – and it is clear that the forward will play Watford on Saturday in the crucial relegation battle for the Magpies.

Chris Wood poses for a photoshoot

Wood arrives from Burnley after Newcastle triggered the £25m minimum fee release clause as Eddie Howe requested, with the Magpies bringing in more firepower and needed coverage for injured Callum Wilson.

The New Zealand striker was handed over to Team 20 and after signing his new contract he said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player.

wood price

Chris Wood has warned those pundits who have raised eyebrows over his £25m move to Newcastle United that they may end up thinking it’s a ‘fantastic deal’.

Wood joined Newcastle on a two-and-a-half-year deal after the Magpies triggered a release clause in the 30-year-old’s contract at Burnley.

It’s easy to see why Newcastle beat Wood as the Magpies try to find the goals to get them out of trouble without injuring striker Callum Wilson.

Wood is the leading in the locker room and has extensive experience in relegation battles. The New Zealand captain can hit the ground running quickly after scoring no fewer than 10 Premier League goals in each of his last four seasons; The deal also weakened the landing of a rival in Burnley.

Although Wood has become the most expensive player in Premier League history to be over the age of 30, the newcomer has not caught the scrutiny that has come with his big financial move.

Shearer message

Alan Shearer wished Chris Wood luck after the striker completed his move to Newcastle United.

Alan Shearer wishes Chris Wood the best of luck as the striker signs for Newcastle United
Alan Shearer wishes Chris Wood the best of luck as the striker signs for Newcastle United

The historical scorer for The Magpies is known to be a huge fan of Wood and has taken to social media to congratulate him on his move to Tyneside.

Taking to Twitter, Shearer posted: “Congratulations and good luck.”

welcome wilson

Callum Wilson has revealed he is now walking unaided again as the Newcastle United striker looks to show his new signing Chris Wood ‘Who is the King’.

Wilson is ruled out for the next seven weeks after suffering a tear in his calf in Newcastle’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United last month.

As a result, Newcastle signed Wood from relegated rival Burnley on a two-and-a-half-year deal after triggering the New Zealand international’s penalty clause.

The newcomer will obviously not motivate Wilson until the 30-year-old sees a specialist to look at his radiology exams last week.

Van de Beek’s Sacrifice

According to recent reports, Newcastle have offered Manchester United player Donny van de Beek on loan until the end of the season.

Donny van de Beek may be about to leave Manchester United in January.

The Netherlands international has yet to start a game in this campaign and has struggled to make an impact since his £40m move from Ajax in 2020.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has dropped the 24-year-old from each of his last three teams, and with the World Cup at the end of the year, Van de Beek desperately needs match time.

Criticism of Agbonlauer

Gabby Agbonlahor has infuriated Newcastle fans by claiming there would have been protests outside the training ground if Steve Bruce signed Chris Wood.

The Magpies completed a £25m deal on Thursday ahead of a crucial six-pointer game against Watford this weekend.

Former Aston Villa striker and TalkSPORT analyst Gabi Agbonlahor
Former Aston Villa striker and TalkSPORT analyst Gabi Agbonlahor

His arrival comes just days after news broke that number nine Callum Wilson is expected to spend eight weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor, who has angered Newcastle fans in recent weeks with several hostile outbursts, believes Eddie Howe is easily on his way.


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