Chris Wood to Newcastle for £25m shows Saudis have one priority | Louise Taylor

Surely no one else would pay that for a 30-year-old striker with three goals but short-term fix helps Howe and hurts Burnley

Overpriced panic buy, transformational stroke of genius or something in between? By late May, when Newcastle visit Turf Moor for their final Premier League game of the season, the answer should be apparent.

The moment Yasir al-Rumayyan agreed to trigger the £25m release clause in Chris Wood’s contract at Burnley, Newcastle’s chairman emphasised that, right now, his club have a single priority.

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