191 cm tall striker who made a sound in Korea, ‘Oil Money’ Newcastle leaves for a while

Chris Wood (31, New Zealand) moves the team from Newcastle to Nottingham.

British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ said on the 20th (Korean time), “Newcastle striker Wood is moving to Nottingham on loan. I finished the medical test today. An official announcement will be made soon.”

Wood is a 191 cm tall striker. He is from Auckland, New Zealand and grew up in West Bromwich Youth Team, England. In his professional career, he went through West Bromwich, Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham, Millwall, Leicester City, Ipswich Leeds and Burnley.

Among them, he played the longest at Burnley. He scored 49 goals in 144 appearances between 2017 and 2022. Wood transferred to Newcastle in the summer of 2022 after receiving a love call from Newcastle with “oil money” on his back. The transfer fee was 25 million pounds (approximately 38 billion won).

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe, who is saying goodbye to Wood, said, “The club’s circumstances were not good when Wood was recruited. Thanks to Wood’s important role, Newcastle was able to rise to its current position (3rd place),” he said. 안전놀이터 “It was a difficult decision to send Wood on loan. Wood will fill the void as soon as possible,” he said.

It is also related to Korean soccer. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in Tokyo in 2021 faced each other in the Group B group stage of men’s football. The Korean Olympic team, led by coach Kim Hak-beom at the time, lost 0-1 to New Zealand. Wood, who played as a wild card, scored the winning goal in the 25th minute of the second half.

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