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Newcastle loan Ferreyra from Shakhtar

Created on Aug. 03, 2014 7:44 AM EST

Newcastle United have added to their striking options with the signing of Facundo Ferreyra on a season-long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Premier League club have the option to make the deal permanent if the Argentine impresses at St James' Park.

Ferreyra told Newcastle's official website: "I am very pleased to sign for Newcastle United.

"I like the Premier League and when I knew that Newcastle were interested in me, it was a very easy decision to make.

"I spoke to my friend [Newcastle captain] Fabricio Coloccini, and when he told me about the club, I didn't need to think twice."

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew added: "Facundo is someone we know on a number of levels, including his friendship with Fabricio, and we think he could be a big success here at Newcastle.

"This is a player who has played at the top level and is highly-regarded in Argentina.

"He has tremendous potential and hopefully he can realise that here at Newcastle United."

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