Newcastle loan Ferreyra from Shakhtar
By Football News
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."