Chris Wooden potentially shifting to Newcastle United had been undoubtedly one of essentially the most modern switch window headlines the previous 48 hours or so.
Callum Wilson out for on the least the subsequent eight weeks and Saturday’s cup defeat to Cambridge underlining the sheer lack of viable decisions, various probabilities created to possess won the game in the predominant half and 35 crosses going into the field, yet now now not a single operate at home to a League One facet.
Tuesday evening has seen John Percy of The Telegraph fracture the legend, that Chris Wooden is signing for Newcastle, the striker having travelled up to Tyneside tonight for his scientific.
That file followed by a host of others confirming the deal, with Newcastle United reported to possess introduced about a open clause of round £20m in Wooden’s contract.
Turning 30 closing month, Chris Wooden has excellent below 18 months on his Burnley contract left.
Burnley acknowledged to be ‘enraged’ about Newcastle United signing their striker and The Mail pointing out that Chris Wooden is represented by the identical agents as Kieran Trippier.
In all four of his stout Premier League seasons, Chris Wooden has purchased double figures in phrases of dreams:
2017/18 he purchased 10 dreams in 20 PL begins (4 sub appearances)
2018/19 he purchased 10 dreams in 29 PL begins (9 sub appearances)
2019/20 he purchased 14 dreams in 29 PL begins (3 sub appearances)
2020/21 he purchased 12 dreams in 32 PL begins (1 sub appearances)
General, that’s 46 Premier League dreams from 110 begins (17 sub appearances) in these four seasons.
Brooding about he plays for Burnley who are invariably on the terrifying quit of the desk and don’t build limitless probabilities, relying extra on their defensive game to reach security, I train that’s a fairly spectacular tale.
I look folk pointing to handiest three dreams in 17 PL begins this season and that is superb sufficient but Burnley were undoubtedly one of the most few groups as woeful as Newcastle. One among handiest two to ranking less PL dreams (16) than NUFC (19), Norwich with handiest eight.
Should you add this season’s stats you proceed to derive a in actual fact decent 49 dreams in 127 PL begins (17 sub appearances) for Chris Wooden.
Newcastle United possess a in actual fact must buy game on Saturday at home to relegation opponents Watford and going into that and not using a single pure striker would were a broad fear.
The following Saturday (22 January) sees Newcastle gallop to play Leeds, undoubtedly one of Wooden’s veteran golf equipment. Chris Wooden scored a 95th minute equaliser when Leeds drew 1-1 at St James Park in the 2016/17 promotion season. Then for Burnley, Wooden scored the handiest operate of the game after they won 1-0 in December 2019 in opposition to Newcastle.
Confidently extra signings to advance.
The very closing match of the season sees Newcastle United gallop to Burnley…
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