Newcastle United have just completed the signing of 23 year-old striker Facundo Ferreyra from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan for the season.
Facundo Ferreyra – signed on a season long loan deal
The 23-year-old Argentine striker joins Newcastle with an option to make the deal permanent for around £6.4M, and the loan fee was £1.6M.
This is what the 23 year-old has said after signing for Newcastle:
“I am very pleased to sign for Newcastle United.” “I like the Premier League and when I knew that Newcastle were interested in me, it was a very easy decision to make.¨
“I spoke to my friend Fabricio Coloccini, and when he told me about the Club, I didn’t need to think twice.”
That’s good work by the captain, and there had been reports last week that Fabricio had rather easily persuaded his friend to join the Magpies.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said this about our new striker:
“Facundo is someone we know on a number of levels, including his friendship with Fabricio Coloccini, and we think he could be a big success here at Newcastle.¨
“This is a player who has played at the top level and is highly-regarded in Argentina.¨ “He has tremendous potential and hopefully he can realise that here at Newcastle United.”
Newcastle beat us to it – and we thought the signing would have been announced at the earliest tomorrow, but it seems that Lee Charnley is living up to his reputation at Newcastle – and he certainly doesn’t mess around – and that’s very good.
Newcastle moved very quickly to get Ferreyra on board, and compliments to the recruitment team at Newcastle, who have now got seven (very) good players through the door this summer – and there’s still 29 days to go in this transfer window.
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