Newcastle are remaining in on finishing a deal for Burnley’s Chris Wood beforehand of Saturday’s conflict with relegation opponents Watford
Curtis Davies performed with Chris Wood for a season, turning out for Birmingham City in 2011-12 along the New Zealander, so he is nicely located to talk of his quality.
The Derby centre returned has praised Newcastle for transferring for the striker, pronouncing that they are ‘honestly smart’ for spending their cash on Wood, as opposed to being tempted via way of means of large call strikers from overseas leagues.
“This is a honestly smart one from Newcastle due to the fact it’d be clean to exit and spend £70million on a pinnacle European striker and pay them over the chances to get them to the soccer club,” Davies stated on Sky Sports.
“But they’ve were given a participant who is aware of the league, Eddie Howe possibly is aware of the participant having visible him lots for the duration of his Premier League profession and I assume he might be a super signing for them and with a bit of luck he can kick-begin their revolution.”
Speaking of Wood’s fashion of play and the way it would suit in with Eddie Howe’s aspect, Davies stated: “He is a handful.
“The manner he plays, humans will examine the Burnley aspect and notice he’s pretty robust, he’s pretty robust and inside that crew he’s capable of use the ones attributes to his strength.
“If he’s were given the likes of Saint-Maximin teeing him up week-in, week-out, I don’t see why he can’t be a achievement at Newcastle.”
Wood has handiest scored 3 desires up to now this season however formerly to this season he has hit double figures in each Premier League season in view that becoming a member of from Leeds United in 2017/18 and scored 30 desires for the Whites withinside the Championship the 12 months formerly.
Newcastle will wish they could serve him with the probabilities to locate his goalscoring contact once more and hearthplace them out of relegation danger.