Sky Sports reported yesterday that Newcastle were keen on Chelsea’s 24 year-old Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu, and that Newcastle want to take him on loan for the season.
Sky Sports Keith Downie tweeted that Newcastle have inquired about the winger, but that Newcastle also had a number of other targets.
24 year-old Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu
Here’s Keith Downie’s initial tweet yesterday.
We understand Newcastle have enquired about taking Chelsea’s Christian Atsu on loan. But he’s one of a number of players they’re looking at.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 25, 2016
That report has been followed up by various other reports but no new news on the potential deal.
However, Bleacher reporter Dean Jones thinks the Ghanaian International is having a medical at Newcastle tomorrow, which would be a big shock if that was true.
Chelsea’s Christian Atsu is likely to undergo a medical at Newcastle tomorrow
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) August 26, 2016
With Rolando Aarons injured and out for at least eight weeks, Rafa Benitez said today in his press conference for the Brighton game tomorrow, that he would need to analyze whether two wingers were now needed rather than just one.
Maybe Christian is the first one in – and certainly he is a talented player.
We’ll take this news with a large pinch of salt.