Newcastle seal another January deal… option for summer transfer in place

Newcastle have signed Seydou Doumbia on loan from Roma for the remainder of the season, and have an option in place to take him on permanently this summer.

The Ivory Coast international has been heavily linked with a move to the North East over the course of the past few days.

Although on loan at CSKA Moscow for the start of the campaign, the 28-year-old’s stay in Russia was cut short, allowing him to move from Rome to Newcastle.

As part of the deal, the Magpies have the option to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Doumbia revealed that he’s “delighted” to have signed for the Toon:

“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.”

Newcastle have been busy through the current transfer window, pulling off deals for Henri Saivet, Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey.

Doumbia started his career in his homeland before making his name in Japanese football with Kashiwa Reysol and Tokushima Vortis.

He then joined Swiss side Young Boys in 2008, where his 50 goals in 64 league showings earned him a 2011 move to CSKA Moscow – whom he left to join Roma last January.