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Newcastle Agree Loan Deal For Facundo Ferreyra Reported By Sky

7 years ago

Sky Sports journalist Graeme Bailey has just reported that Newcastle United have agreed a loan deal for Facundo Ferreyra.

The website also now reporting that the financial side of the deal sees a €2m (approx £1.6m) loan fee paid, with the option of an €8m (approx £6.4m) permanent deal at the end of the loan period.

Due to the political situation in the Ukraine, a number of players including striker Ferreyra have refused to return to Shakhtar Donetsk

United had been previously linked with the player when he was playing for Velez Sarsfield in his native league, scoring 16 goals in only 22 league starts in the 2012/13 season. Shakhtar then paying around £7.5m for the then twenty two year old.

Ferreyra only scored 6 league goals for Donetsk last season but considering he only made 5 starts and 8 appearances from the bench, it is a decent return from limited opportunities.

The 23 year old helped Shakhtar to lift the Ukrainian league, making it two league titles in two season after doing the same with Velez Sarsfield in Argentina the previous season.

Always sad to see politics interfering in sport, as we have found out all too well in recent times with John Alder and Liam Sweeney amongst the many victims of the air tragedy in the Ukraine.

At international level Facundo Ferreyra has been limited to appearances at Under 20 level for Argentina.


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