According to the Daily Mail, Alan Pardew’s side have completed a a deal to bring Facundo Ferreyra on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk – their seventh signing of the summer.
They also have the opportunity to make it a permanent £6.5 million switch if the striker’s spell at the club goes well.
The Argentine striker, who arrives at St. James’ Park from Shakhtar Donetsk, was one of six players to refuse to return to Ukraine due to the political unrest.
Brazilians Douglas Costa, Fred, Dentinho, Alex Teixeira and Ismaily all failed to report back to Ukraine following a friendly against Lyon in France on Saturday.
But according to reports, the Magpies have been keeping tabs on the Argentine for two years. They were first alerted to his talents when he played for Velez Sarsfield in his native league, scoring 16 goals in only 22 league starts in the 2012/13 season.
He then made the move to Ukraine for £7.5 million for the striker but since then he has rarely featured.
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