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Newcastle United: Magpies and Southampton interested in Burnley ace Chris Wood

Newcastle United: Magpies and Southampton interested in Burnley ace Chris Wood - Newcastle United Transfer Rumours

Newcastle United and Southampton are reportedly interested in signing Burnley striker Chris Wood in the summer transfer window, according to the Sunday Mirror (via HITC).

As per the outlet, the striker is valued at around £13m, as Steve Bruce looks to add goals in the forward areas of the pitch.

Indeed, Wood can be seen as a bit of a goal-poacher, having scored a relatively impressive 146 times in 410 games over the course of his club career, playing for the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Brighton and Hove Albion, Leicester City, Leeds United and indeed the Clarets (per Transfermarkt).

The New Zealand international has also managed to net 24 times in 56 matches in all competitions at senior level for his country since making his debut back in 2009 under Ricki Herbert, according to the Transfermarkt.

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For Burnley in the 2019/20 season, Wood scored 14 goals and supplied one assist in 32 appearances in the Premier League, as per Transfermarkt.

Comparing his stats in the top flight in the last campaign to Newcastle strikers Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and Joelinton, Wood averaged the most shots per game, while also achieving the highest average overall rating (6.72) on Whoscored.

Based off of his experience and knack to find the back of the net, perhaps the Burnley striker would be a valuable asset at St James’ Park and, at £13m, may well turn out to be a bargain if Newcastle can get him for that price.

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At 28 years of age, Wood is arguably in his prime years as a footballer, and so a move for the New Zealand international may not be a bad idea, but the Magpies may have to fend off the Saints first for his signature.

Geordies, do you think Wood has the makings of a good signing? Comment below with your views!


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