BURNLEY striker Chris Wood has completed a move to Newcastle United for a fee in the region of £25 million.

The Magpies triggered a release clause in the New Zealand international’s contract.

Wood becomes Newcastle’s second signing of the January transfer window after Kieran Trippier joined from Atletico Madrid.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” he told the club’s website.

“I have played at St James’ Park a few times and it’s an amazing place, so to have the chance to represent this club with those incredible supporters behind me and my team-mates is very special.

“The club and manager have been first class during this process, and I really can’t wait to get onto the pitch and repay the faith they have in me, especially with a vital part of the season ahead of us.”

Wood joined the Clarets from Leeds United for a club-record fee in the summer of 2017 and went on to score 53 goals in 165 games for the club.

The New Zealander has struggled to repeat his prolific form this term, having scored three goals in 17 matches.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe added: “Chris is an important signing for us at a crucial time and I’m very pleased we have been able to move quickly and bring him here.

“He is a very dangerous attacking threat, has a physicality and character that I really like, and he has vast experience in the Premier League. He will be a great fit for us.”

The Magpies sit 19th in the Premier League table and are level on points with the Clarets, who have two games in hand.