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Newcastle loan Ferreyra with view to buy

ESPN staff
August 3, 2014
Facundo Ferreyra said he did not have to think twice about moving to Newcastle © Getty Images

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

Ferreyra struggled to get into the first team at Donetsk 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 Newcastle, 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.''

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