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Newcastle bolster attacking options with Facundo Ferreyra capture

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

Newcastle have bolstered their strikeforce ahead of the new Barclays Premier League campaign by signing Facundo Ferreyra from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk on a season-long loan deal.

The Argentinian struggled to get into the first team at the Donbass Arena last season following a move from his native Velez Sarsfield in July 2013, although he did manage to find the net six times from five starts, and had been linked with a move to Newcastle for most of the summer.

That has now been completed by the Magpies, who have the option to buy the 23-year-old at the end of the season.

Ferreyra said on the club’s official website: “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.”

Magpies manager Alan Pardew was delighted with his latest acquisition.

He said: “Facundo is someone we know on a number of levels, including his friendship with (club captain) Fabricio (Coloccini), and we think he could be a big success here at Newcastle.”

 

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