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Newcastle Announce Christian Atsu Loan Signing

10:38 pm, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 93 Comments

Newcastle have finally announced the loan signing for the season of Chelsea winger Christian Atsu.

The loan deal gives Newcastle the option to buy the 44 times capped Ghanaian International  at the end of the season.

Dated: 30/08/2016 Christian Atsu who has signed for Newcastle United from Chelsea FC.

Christian Atsu with the Tyne Bridge in the background

This is what Newcastle have just put out on the web-site:

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Ghana international winger Christian Atsu.

The 24-year-old arrives from Chelsea on loan until the end of the season, with an option for the Magpies to make the move permanent next summer.

Atsu began his career at Portuguese giants Porto and spent time on loan at Rio Ave before Chelsea snapped him up in the summer of 2013.

In three seasons at Stamford Bridge, the winger has enjoyed loans at Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga – scoring four goals in 24 appearances for the latter in the second half of last term.

Atsu has won 44 caps for Ghana since making his international debut in June 2012.

He represented his country at the 2014 World Cup, and also helped the Black Stars to the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, being named Player of the Tournament and scoring the goal of the tournament.

This is what Christian said after signing on at Newcastle:

“I’m very happy to be at Newcastle,” “It’s a very big club. They have good facilities and I think Newcastle have one of the best coaches in the world.”

“St. James’ Park is a fantastic stadium with 50,000 fans; the fans here really love football so much and I can’t wait to play at this stadium in front of the fans.”

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez said this:

“I agreed with our fans that we needed to bring in another winger, so I am very happy to welcome Christian to the Club.”

“He has good ability and pace in the wide areas and also has good experience of English football.”

“He has a different style of play to the other players we have at the moment and that will be important for the squad.”

Notice how Rafa always put the fans front and center at Newcastle.

This could be a really excellent signing for us this season and the winger has great speed and great skill and under Rafa’s guidance he can improve on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Christian Atsu · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




93 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Good. Thought we’d forgotten this lad!

  • 2 KevinHann // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Good luck, Atsu! Hope to see your potential come to fruition for us, lad!

  • 3 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    All that contact he was meant to be doing with everton was probably being used in a discussion with spurs. Today was his last chance to get a move to a CL club. He would have loved a big CL club where wages will be massive but they didn’t bother showing interest so it had to be spurs and he used everton to keep the media distracted. (I assume)

  • 4 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Why have some peoples icons changed colour?

  • 5 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Hope he does well.

  • 6 anthc // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    I bet sissoko had his medical at spuds ages ago and just strung poor everton along. What an awful man.

  • 7 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Champions league it is then, Moussa. Well done you.

  • 8 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    I guess this means sissoko has officially left. Time for a party!!

  • 9 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    As I told you all twice before. it’s Ebay on a Sunday teatime. Bids war. Reserve met. 🙂 buy it now!

  • 10 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Tsunki

    You forgot Best Offer and Second chance Offer lmao

  • 11 stuart no9 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    stuart no9 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    anyone know when installments will be paid on the soko deal ?? have they normally got a certain length of time to pay up?

  • 12 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Think Ed had another purge Markass.

    I hope Ian survived because I’d miss him.

  • 13 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Good riddance of Sulky Sissoko hope you bench warm most of the season.

  • 14 anthc // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    On another note you can now get mint oreo biscuits in the UK. They’re a thing of beauty.

  • 15 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Gotta love Oreos!!

  • 16 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    Apparenrly I have changed colour too. When I go to my profile i am blue instead of cream, but when I post its still my old one. WTF is happening

  • 17 giimps // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Oreos are akin to eating charcoal with the wrong false teeth in……..bloody awful

  • 18 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Went missing? What kind of bollocks is that? This lad is rotten to the core. Spurs can have him. I hope he flops.

  • 19 firebug666 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    I notice that these reporters keep struggling with Moussa Sissoko’s name. Why don’t they just call him Sulkie and let it go at that.

  • 20 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    anthu
    shops are closed now will have to drink my cup of tea without biscuits

  • 21 stuart no9 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    thank god thats over . can we crack on now and win the league lads

  • 22 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Uh oh that means you’re on the to be killed list.

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Hope he does well Laurent Robert? The man is a complete w@nker.

  • 24 firebug666 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    YCMIU

    Young magpie informed me my icon had changes too, as I am on my PC i can’t see it, but it was Purple I think, haven’t a clue now like.

  • 25 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    He was talking about Astu G2 deep breaths and Harrumph!

  • 26 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    G2

    I think he’s done a rare diversion post outside sicko

  • 27 anthc // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Mint oreos are scrumptious I kid you not. Asda unlike the transfer window are open 24hrs. That ones for free!
    Terrible I know.

  • 28 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Went missing for several hours? What kind of gutless bollocks is that?

  • 29 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Firebug

    Mine is blue on my profile, but when i post on the mobile site its still my old cream colour.

  • 30 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    7 mins and no sulky socks in a spuds shirt yet!

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    But it does sound like Sissoko went missing for several hours. Didn’t show up for the private jet to Liverpool according to reports. Everton and Koeman were furious.

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Your what is blue on your profile YCMIU mate? I mean be specific. If it’s blue, then it’s blue but we need to know. Harrumph…..

  • 33 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Firebug

    Also, you are still purple on my screen.

  • 34 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    shall by them tomorrow, I enjoy foxes crunch cream, foxes ambers are also very tasty when you can find a shop which is rare.

  • 35 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    G2, Atsu.

  • 36 firebug666 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    YCMIU

    It seems like a few peoples have changed, can you see what colour mine is marra?

  • 37 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    I will be trying the mint Oreos for sure!!

  • 38 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    G2

    My icon. If you use the mobile version everyone has a coloured patern icon

  • 39 firebug666 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    YCMIU

    Oh OK, seems the fledgling magpie was wrong then lmao

  • 40 jimmysmith // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Tiote stays? That surely isn’t a bad thing, and gives us Tiote, Colback, Shelvey and Hayden to battle it out for the two deeper central mid roles. Any combination of two out of those four look good. If he is staying, I’m hoping he’ll be given equal playing time. We don’t need him hanging about stinking up the joint otherwise, but if committed and on form he’d surely be an absolute monster in this division.

  • 41 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Firebug

    Yeah, mate your still purple.

  • 42 NUFCPaul // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Oreos? Bloody heathens. I’d gladly swap all the Oreos over here for some quality British biscuits that cost a bomb in the States. Chocolate Digestives and stuff like Breakaways, Clubs and Hobnobs are a real treat for me these days.

  • 43 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    If Ian Toon is here could you cough three times?

  • 44 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    You’ve got yourself nothing but trouble there Levy. And you overpaid by a huge amount. If this goes through that is. It stinks though.

  • 45 Rafa Revolution // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Love a good chocolate hobnob

  • 46 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Jimmysmith has gone from red to a very dark purple-blue colour.

  • 47 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Paul

    Chocolate Hob nobs I hope!

  • 48 Sazzer // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    https://twitter.com/MoussaSissoko/status/771104537453232128

  • 49 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Do I have an icon then YCMIU mate? There’s been talk around the blog of me being iconic so that would do nicely……

  • 50 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Less than 1 minute left & sissoko not been confirmed yet. Could he be a nufc player again

  • 51 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Or was it moronic I was thinking of? Errmm never mind……

  • 52 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    herons frozen food is the only shop I can find foxes amber biscuits

  • 53 Rafa Revolution // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Thanks Sazzer, he’s gone thank god

  • 54 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    G2

    Mustard yellow is your colour. It hasn’t changed ever as far as i can remember

  • 55 Sazzer // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Done deal Sissoko.

  • 56 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Looks like it’s done and dusted then. Good riddance to bad rubbish and all that. Hope he makes you look a fool Levy.

  • 57 one fine day // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    G2,
    I think lr32 was more likely refering to stream as in hoping atsu “does well”
    NUFC PAUL
    same here in aus last time i shelled out for jaffa cakes i think we ended up putting them on the mortgage .
    In Aus i have settled for the tim tam .

  • 58 jimmysmith // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Spurs have got themselves a very good player, but we probably are better off with 30 million in the bank, “pet lip” and all. Sissoko won’t play regularly for them unless he delivers week to week and so I expect him to do well for them. He’s capable.

  • 59 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Mustard yellow you say? Hmmmm. That can go nicely with my eyes then……

  • 60 manxpie // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    mine, jail and averages has changed too, strange

  • 61 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    TW has now closed all that’s left now is sky updating weather or not the deal is fully confirmed but pictures show signs the arrogent b@stard is away.

  • 62 ShirebrookToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    He’s gone £££££££££££ cha ching

  • 63 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Being on the desktop screen it’s all plain white. What colour do I have?

  • 64 one fine day // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Anyone know if this 30 mil they have come up with is still in installments ?
    Will be even funnier to see levy still shelling out every time knowing by then what a lazy sack of sh@te he has landed himself with .
    Bit like still paying off your chuck norris home door gym when it has long since been chucked into the back of the garage

  • 65 BrightonMag // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    BOOM!!!! Bye bye you arrogant tw@t…glad to see the back of you!

  • 66 NUFCPaul // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    There’s that pic with the shirt I was looking for. Champion. Tara ya lazy bar steward.

  • 67 AncientC // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Why didn’t Spurs go for Bolasie instead? Possibly because Levy thought he would get Sissoko on the cheap at the last minute perhaps.

    Pochettino must be thrilled.

  • 68 BrightonMag // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    https://twitter.com/moussasissoko?lang=en-gb

  • 69 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Deal sheet signed. Which means its done. There will be more paperwork, but as long as the deal sheet is signed before the deadline its all above board. ….
    …..
    ….
    ….

    CHING CHING!

    $__$
    __
    \/
    \____/

  • 70 geordie157 // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Diego Poyet has had his contract terminated by west ham, think he’d be worth a look

  • 71 ashleysmate // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    REALLY REALLY pleased Everton haven’t wasted 30 mill on that lazy soft get….Spurs,you were warned

  • 72 goommy // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Welcome Ghana Messi.

    #StillCan’tStop30MSmiling

  • 73 manxpie // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    he’s due an injury tbh and since h’e been on cruise control for some years now and how poch works his players to the limit……….

  • 74 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    _$__$
    __\/
    \____/

  • 75 the white tino // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Nufc Paul?? Is that you Malabar??

  • 76 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    G157

    Can we sign frees even if the window is shut? Is the rule still as long as they were made free before hand?

  • 77 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    We should put this deadline day in the history books. It’s unlikely we will ever see so much hope that a payer is rid of on deadline day itself

  • 78 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    30 million for a whiny man who’s not worth half that money. I’m considering that a victory.

    That’s 5 wins in a row in all competition.

  • 79 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    player*

  • 80 BrightonMag // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Gotta love this: https://twitter.com/NUFC_Online/status/771105042606788609

  • 81 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Toonking

    You are a very dark purple, similar to jimmysmith. You have recently changed, though. I think you were green.

  • 82 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Newcastle must be considered the biggest robber in English football. Mike Ashley should be wearing a mask.

  • 83 lochinvar // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Why isn’t Mr. .Wenger here to meet me ?
    Oh bollocks

  • 84 manxpie // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    on an even brighter note the scum are fusked mvilla not signed plus they must be skint a defoe injury and they are down

  • 85 Our Toon // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    So sissoko didn’t go to palace or WBA, Markovic didn’t come to the toon he went to Lisbon, canny window.

    We got good money for sissoko be interesting to see the break down of the 6 installments.

    As for the player, spurs fans seem happy enough, one man’s turd is another man’s diamond, I wouldn’t be surprised if he made a success of the move. We all move on, gladly it’s resolved and we get concentrate on promotion.

  • 86 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    /£\/£\
    “[]“
    \____/

  • 87 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Manx

    But they do have a dong. Or Ndong at least 😀

  • 88 jimmysmith // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    The Russian window remains open for a further week, so Tiote may well still be off. Having now lost Sissoko though, and not signed Mcmanaman, I wonder if the club may try to hold on to him now.

  • 89 toonking // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    YCMIU

    bit of a shame green was the perfect colour as a person so well commited to helping the enviroment and wildlife.

    Could be worse bright purple or pink and i’m girly worse still red.

  • 90 manxpie // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    ourtoon the thing is tho he’s 27 and his whole career he has been inconsistant cant see that changing tbh infact he’ll have his big lip out this time next year imo
    deal of the century for me

  • 91 yorkshire_magpie // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    Toonking… I live 2 minutes away from the Fox’s Biscuits factory. I can literally get any biscuit you can imagine from the factory shop!

  • 92 MacToon // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    I’m far too old nowadays to wish for the suffering and excitement of transfer deadline day and thankful that they are now quite a predictable affair, for us at least.

    Of course we can question where player a or b might end up as we’re left gloating at fleecing Everton or is it now Spurs, surprised at Pochettino mind, for a player we found it difficult to take to our hearts.

    Onwards and upwards as we ride the Rafa for president train – Yee haaw

  • 93 GeordieTwo // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    Ahhh I see what you’re saying now lads. My apologies to you Laurent Robert mate!




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