By Paul Robinson

11th Jan, 2022 | 7:43am

Robinson 'shocked' by Burnley after 'huge' update on Newcastle potentially signing Wood

Paul Robinson would be “shocked” if Newcastle United seal a deal for Burnley striker Chris Wood in the January window.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Claret and England goalkeeper said a move would be a “massive blow” to Sean Dyche’s side in the fight for Premier League survival. 

Newcastle are in the market for at least one striker this month after Callum Wilson was ruled out for eight weeks through injury.

According to The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards (9 January), the Magpies have approached Burnley over a potential move for Chris Wood.

Eddie Howe’s side are thought to not have been discouraged in their efforts to land their relegation rivals star man.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the news, Robinson said:

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 “I’d be shocked if they get that one done given the situation Burnley find themselves in. They are as much in a relegation battle and they will be looking at Newcastle as one of the clubs they need to finish above if they are to stay up.

“Realistically, it is looking like it’s going to be two from Newcastle, Burnley and Watford. Newcastle are direct competition so why would you allow your best striker to join them? Wood is one of their best players.

“It would be a huge blow, a massive blow for Burnley and a coup for Newcastle. I cannot see it happening though.”

Wood revealed to Sky Sports in April 2017 that Newcastle legend Alan Shearer is his hero.

He has 18 months left on his contract at Turf Moor.

In other news, Newcastle have been tipped to sign Premier League winner for ‘nothing’ this month after Edwards update.