Newcastle United have completed a loan deal for Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra.

The 23-year-old joins from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, where he scored six goals in 13 league games last season.

Ferreyra is one of a number of players looking for a way out of Donetsk, as political unrest in the country threatens to culminate in a war.

The trouble has opened the door for Newcastle though and Ferreyra joins on a one-year deal with an option to make the move permanent for around £6m next summer.

Nicknamed “Chucky”, Ferreyra came through the youth system at home town club Banfield before moving onto Velez Sarsfield. He scored 16 goals in 22 league games for the Argentineans, before Donetsk paid 9m US dollars for his services.

The 6’1” striker has been capped 12 times – scoring five goals – by Argentina’s under-20 side and has an impressive scoring record wherever he has been.

Newcastle are still in the market for a number one striker, with talks ongoing with Loic Remy. The Frenchman is back at QPR after seeing his move to Liverpool fall through at the last minute.

 

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  1. Norm

    Soooooo please ..welcome to toon fac ferr. …great grat signing…looking forward see him wearing our black n white str …

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