Newcastle have snapped up striker Seydou Doumbia from Roma.
Newcastle United today confirmed on their official website that they have signed striker Seydou Doumbia on loan from Roma.
Doumbia, 28, became the Magpies' fourth January signing, following Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend to St. James' Park in a productive window for manager Steve McClaren.
The Ivory Coast international has had a fascinating career so far, as having made a move to Japan at a young age with Kashiwa Reysol and Tokushima Vortis, Doumbia moved on to Switzerland with Young Boys, and that's where he made his name.
57 goals in 78 games led to a move to CSKA Moscow, where 84 goals in 129 appearances made him one of the most dangerous strikers in Russian football, but after a switch to Roma fell flat with only two goals, Doumbia re-signed for CSKA, and added another 11 goals to his name there this season.
However, Doumbia has now moved on to Newcastle on loan until the end of the season, and fans have been reacting throughout the day since the move was confirmed.
Supporters are pleased to the pacey forward arrive, and believe he can have a similar impact in front of goal as Papiss Cisse did upon his arrival in the 2012 January transfer window.
Others believe that the pressure is immediately on Doumbia to score goals, but are impressed with his record in the Champions League, with most fans happy to see Doumbia sign on the dotted line today.
Here are some of the reactions from Newcastle fans after Doumbia signed earlier today...
There's a lot of pressure on Doumbia already. He has to start scoring right from the start. #nufc are in serious trouble right now.— robertsdanny (@robertsdanny) February 1, 2016
Exciting signing for the Toon that, Doumbia. Well I hope so anyway. #NUFC— Martin Hudson (@Hudson_TempAve) February 1, 2016
Chuffed we've signed Doumbia! Cracking bit of business, top class player who also has pace!! #nufc— Josh Hood (@_JoshHood_) February 1, 2016
Doumbia is the most exciting signing for me. Been a huge fan since he was at young boys in the Swiss league. great goalscoring record #nufc— Kevin Metsch (@metschtoonarmy) February 1, 2016
Delighted with Doumbia - offers real pace ideal for counter attack & has an eye for goal; could be the perfect foil for Mitro too #NUFC— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) February 1, 2016
From watching Doumbia a lot for CSKA in the champions league, he reminds me a lot of Oba #nufc— John Witherspoon (@JohnSpoon1983) February 1, 2016
Doumbia's record at the highest level makes me very optimistic. Lets hope #NUFC— Nikos Mantalios (@Nikos_NUFC) February 1, 2016
What do you think about Doumbia's arrival at Newcastle?