Report: Seydou Doumbia arrives to undergo Newcastle medical, deal agreed

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Seydou Doumbia is set to join Newcastle United on loan.

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma striker Seydou Doumbia has arrived in England to complete his medical with Newcastle United.

The Magpies have been the Premier League's biggest spenders during this month's transfer window, as deals for Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet, Swansea playmaker Jonjo Shelvey and Tottenham winger Andros Townsend have all been sealed.

Manager Steve McClaren is splashing the cash in a bid to avoid relegation, and now a new striker appears to be on his way to St. James' Park too.

Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Doumbia is having a medical with Newcastle today, with a loan deal until the end of the season agreed between the Magpies and Serie A club Roma, though McClaren's men can make the deal permanent come the end of the season.

The 28-year-old striker made his name with CSKA Moscow, smashing 84 goals in 129 games before moving to Roma, where only two goals in 14 appearances led to an almost immediate return to CSKA.

Since heading back to Russia, Doumbia has been amongst the goals again with 11 in 21 appearances, and now he seems set to try his hand at the Premier League.

The Ivory Coast international will provide an injection of pace to the Newcastle attack, and he certainly has a point to prove after struggling at Roma - and with a proven goalscoring record elsewhere, Magpies fans will be confident that he can save them from relegation this season.

Would Doumbia be a good signing for Newcastle?

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