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OFFICIAL: Doumbia completes Newcastle loan move from Roma

Seydou Doumbia

Photo: Newcastle official website

FC have confirmed the arrival of Côte d’Ivoire international Seydou Doumbia on loan from .

Doumbia joins the Premier League outfit after a six-month loan spell at old club CSKA Moscow.

The 28-year-old had moved from Moscow to Mohamed Salah’s current side in the January transfer window last year for a €14.4 million fee, but returned on a temporary basis to his former side – CSKA – last summer after failing to make an impression at the Stadio Olimpico.

Newcastle’s official statement:

Newcastle United have completed the loan signing of Ivory Coast international striker Seydou Doumbia from AS Roma, subject to the player receiving the appropriate visa.

The 28-year-old moves to St. James’ Park until the end of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent in the summer.

Now, the forward will make his first-ever appearance in the English top flight, and is reported to have requested the #88 shirt in the Tyneside-based club’s squad.

Doumbia was a key figure in Côte d’Ivoire’s victorious 2015 African Cup of Nations campaign, under then manager Hervé Renard.

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