Monday, February 1, 2010

Best signs for Newcastle

Newcastle have completed the deadline-day signing of Ireland striker Leon Best from Coventry for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract and will go straight into the squad to face Cardiff at St James' Park on Friday.

The Ireland international has been handed the number 20 shirt.

Best's contract at Coventry was due to expire in the summer and, even though a fee would have been due as he is under 24, the Sky Blues have cashed in now.

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton was keen to bring in a new striker before the close of the transfer window.

Best is expected to go straight into the Newcastle squad for this Friday's crucial game with Cardiff.

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