When Facundo Ferreyra arrived on loan in August 2014, he signed as a slightly unknown quantity, however no one could have envisaged him flopping so hard that he’d fail to play a single minute in a black and white shirt.
Almost 4 years on and the Argentinian striker is scoring goals in the Champions League, with him giving Shakhtar Dontesk a 2-1 league to take to Roma thanks to his goal in the first leg of their last 16 tie last night.
He couldn't get a minute for Newcastle…
But Facundo Ferreyra has now been directly involved in five goals in seven Champions League games this season 👏
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There’s been some odd deals in the Ashley era and this one is right up there. The Ukrainian league isn’t exactly a brilliant gauge of how good the lad is, but with 20 goals in his last 23 games and an involvement in 5 goals from his last 7 Champions League games, he’s clearly more useful these days than he was at Newcastle United.
Here’s some clips of him in action since he left the North-East without a single start to his name over the 2014/15 season: