The second reinforcement in the era of Arab owners arrived at St. James's Park Eddie Howe needed a new striker for the weekend and he got it, two days before the game with Watford. Chris Wood was officially presented as the second reinforcement of Newcastle in the era of Arab owners, and already against Watford on Saturday, he could make his debut for the new club and introduce himself to the fans at St.
James's Park. Chris Wood comes from Burnley, for which he scored double-digit goals in each of the previous four seasons. Therefore, the Clarets, as they are facing the end of the fight for survival, despite the weaker performance this season - three goals in 18 games - were explicit in their intention to keep one of the more standard players in the team of Sean Dyche However, Burnley's hands were tied, because Chris Wood had a release clause in the contract, according to which he could leave the club in case the interested club activates.
The financially most powerful club in the world did not see a problem in that, so they signed a contract with an experienced striker for two and a half years.
Chris Wood's price
However, the British media initially claimed that the price in the clause was 20,000,000 pounds, but according to the latest information from reliable sources from England, it was set at 25,000,000 pounds or 30,000,000 euros.
Newcastle urgently needed a striker after injuries to Calum Wilson and Dwight Gayle, they did not want to enter one of the most important matches of the season without a central striker, and Chris Wood was constant in previous years, but the impression is that it is a panic purchase before they "went crazy" in Newcastle because of his qualities because let us remind you, the Magpies also openly attacked Anthony Martial, Divock Origi, Sardar Azmoun, but they realized that it would be harder to reach them.
Add to that, Chris Wood is a 30-year-old player who scored his last goal in mid-November. Burnley, on the other hand, although they were left without the player who started every match this season, it seems - they did not do badly, because they earned 30,000,000 euros on a player who is slowly entering the fourth decade of life in the middle of the transfer window and will have enough time to find a right replacement. Chris Wood can certainly do a lot, and the question is how he will manage in Newcastle