Newcastle United player makes statement on his future following Leeds United speculation
Wood was signed from Burnley in a £25million deal 11 months ago after Callum Wilson suffered an injury. The striker has since scored four goals for the club, which takes on Bournemouth in a Carabao Cup tie tonight.
The 31-year-old has been the subject of speculation since the club signed Alexander Isak for a club-record £60million fee in the summer. Leeds United, Wood’s former club, have been linked with a move for the New Zealand international.
However, Wood – who scored a penalty in Saturday’s 2-1 friendly win over Real Vallecano – is not looking to leave St James’s Park, even if he’s not starting each week.
Asked if he saw his future as being at the club, Wood said: "(Yes), 100% – especially with the way the club’s going. I'd love to be here long-term. I still believe I have a big part to play here. I’ve not shown my best football here yet, but hopefully I can do that given the chance.
"If not, I’m here to support the club – and push them in the right direction."
Wood went on: "I’m committed here – and want to be here. ,I have played in every game expect one.
"Whatever capacity it is, I want to be here and help the manager. If it's five minutes (off the bench), and seeing a game out, I’m here to do it, work hard and press.
"If it's starting the game, scoring goals and working hard, I'm here to do that. My future’s definitely here."