According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United won’t sell Chris Wood in the January transfer season unless they get a sizable offer.
Wood was, of course, signed in January for a sum of £25 million, but despite being a high-profile acquisition at the time, he has rapidly slipped down the St James’ Park pecking order.
The striker has only started two league games this year, and with Alexander Isak about to make a full recovery from an injury, Wood’s playing time will undoubtedly be further diminished.
Newcastle is reportedly reluctant to allow Wood leave despite the fact that he is reportedly quite content on Tyneside and a positive presence in the locker room.
It’s not difficult to comprehend why Newcastle doesn’t want to lose Wood when presented in those terms. Newcastle has progressed thanks to a happy locker room and a positive atmosphere, and upsetting the apple cart in January may have severe consequences.
Although it’s cliche, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and right now, everything at Newcastle is going swimmingly.
Wood may not play much football these days, but as long as he’s content with his life and Newcastle don’t need to sell to earn money, that’s fine.
Players like Wood may find themselves on the trade block in the summer window when more of a transitional time is certain to come around at St James’ Park at the end of the season due to issues with squad registration requirements, of course.
Although Wood appears to be sticking at Newcastle for the foreseeable future, his long-term future there may not be as certain as his immediate one.