CONFIRMED! Newcastle land Serie A striker on loan

first_img Seydou Doumbia Newcastle have completed the loan signing of Roma forward Seydou Doumbia.The 28-year-old Roma will spend the rest of the campaign at St James’ Park, subject to being awarded a visa, and the Magpies have an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer.Doumbia has been a prolific marksman in Switzerland and Russia, with Young Boys and CSKA Moscow respectively.He moved to Roma in a €15m deal last January but made just 13 Serie A appearances before rejoining CSKA on loan in AugustThe Ivory Coast international has scored eight goals in 19 appearances for the Russian top-flight side and they were keen to land him on permanent deal.But Newcastle made their move last week and have now wrapped up a deal after Doumbia underwent a successful medical on Tyneside.Doumbia said: “I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player. I’ve already started to prepare. I’ve arrived and I’m ready to go.“It has always been a dream to play in the Premier League and now that dream has come true, so I’m absolutely delighted. I am looking forward to helping the club get some wins and climb the table.” 1last_img

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