Newcastle Announce Christian Atsu Loan Signing


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.


93 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Good. Thought we’d forgotten this lad!

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  • KevinHann

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #2

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

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  • toonking

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #3

    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)

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Why have some peoples icons changed colour?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Hope he does well.

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  • anthc

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #6

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

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #7

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

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #8

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

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #9

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

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki

    You forgot Best Offer and Second chance Offer lmao

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #11

    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?

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  • Belfast

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Think Ed had another purge Markass.

    I hope Ian survived because I’d miss him.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #13

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

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  • anthc

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #14

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

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Gotta love Oreos!!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #16

    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

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  • giimps

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #17

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • firebug666

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #19

    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.

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  • toonking

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #20

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

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #21

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

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  • Belfast

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #22

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #23

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

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  • firebug666

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #24

    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.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #25

    He was talking about Astu G2 deep breaths and Harrumph!

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  • toonking

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #26

    G2

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

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  • anthc

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #27

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #28

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

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Firebug

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

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #30

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #31

    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.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #32

    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…..

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #33

    Firebug

    Also, you are still purple on my screen.

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  • toonking

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #34

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

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #35

    G2, Atsu.

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  • firebug666

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #36

    YCMIU

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

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #37

    I will be trying the mint Oreos for sure!!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #38

    G2

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

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  • firebug666

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #39

    YCMIU

    Oh OK, seems the fledgling magpie was wrong then lmao

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #40

    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.

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