‘Robbed blind’, ‘this is a disaster’: Some fans react after hearing Newcastle are signing their ‘star’
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'Robbed blind', 'this is a disaster': Some fans react after hearing Newcastle are signing their 'star'

Newcastle United are reportedly about to make their second signing of the January transfer window.

According to multiple outlets including Sky Sports, the Magpies are closing in on Burnley striker Chris Wood.

Sky Sports claim Wood is travelling to Tyneside to undergo a medical with Newcastle.

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The Magpies have reportedly met Wood’s £20million release clause.

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He’s seemingly joining Kieran Trippier in arriving at St James’ Park this month.

This is the first transfer window for the new Newcastle owners and it’s an absolutely crucial one for them.

Wood is a key player for Burnley, having finished as their top Premier League scorer in three seasons.

The New Zealand international has netted at least 10 goals in each of his four top-flight seasons with them.

A player with experience in Premier League relegation battles, Wood is perfect for Newcastle at this moment in time.

In addition, his departure weakens Burnley, who are just one place above the Magpies in the bottom three.

Needless to say, some of their fans aren’t happy that Wood is joining Newcastle, not to mention such a low buyout clause:

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