Sky Sports hint surprise release clause could see Newcastle sign Premier League striker

Sky Sports‘ Kaveh Solhekol has made some very interesting claims regarding Chris Wood’s future, following interest from Newcastle United.

He insists that Burnley have no interest in selling either him or star centre-back James Tarkowski to a relegation rival, but hints that a potential release clause in Wood’s contract could change things.

It hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, however the Sky Sports reporter claims that there ‘has been some suggestions’ that there is a buyout clause in the 30-year-old’s current deal; meaning Burnley would be powerless to keeping him if we activated it and the player himself was keen to sign.

This comes after The Telegraph revealed on Sunday afternoon that we had made an approach over a deal to bring the New Zealand international to St James’ Park.

Many felt it was a non starter, with Burnley seeming so unlikely to do business with a direct relegation rival, but things could change considerably if Solhekol’s release clause claims prove to be correct.

Watch what he had to say on all of this below:

If such a clause really does exist, the next question would be at what price?

If it’s around the £15m mark, we might be in business, especially when Eddie Howe is set to prefer proven Premier League players; something Chris Wood is after getting into double figures in each of his four seasons at Burnley.

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3 thoughts on “Sky Sports hint surprise release clause could see Newcastle sign Premier League striker

  1. If we are now looking at the young French lad, we could have kept big Andy to help him out up front instead of bringing in Wood? Carroll never got played right here but let’s bring in a player from a relegation rival who has only scored 3 hence the position Burnley are in? You never know but not getting the juices flowing. Hwtl

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  2. Never got played right you say !!
    He should have never been here in the first place
    Not good enough not a goal scorer at this level and an injury just waiting to happen

    Just another Ashley cheapy to keep the fans quiet
    No massive queue of clubs wanting him when released

    I wouldn’t want Wood but it’s a short term thing especially if we go down but at least we would have a target man and ASM can get back on the wing where he does most damage

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  3. Actually don’t think wood is a bad move we’ve got to be realistic here a lot of top strikers will be reluctant to join us at moment the position where in wood has prem experience think this isn’t as bad as some fans are making out read one Burnley fans comment on wood you can’t expect an Eagle to soare when your surrounded by chickens shame we didn’t have on Saturday he would have scored couple of goals the way balls were going in the box

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