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Player Could Leave Newcastle Permanently In January

12:30 pm, Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

There’s news today in the Italian press that Chelsea’s on loan right winger Christian Atsu is wanted in Italy  by Serie A club Torino and it seems like they even want to sign him in January.

Atsu is on loan at Newcastle and he is so far looking good when he’s played 4 times as a sub for the Newcastle first team, but Italian newspaper Tuttosport has said Atsu is on Torino’s list of potential January targets.


Christian Atsu – on loan at Newcastle for the season

And certainly he has no future at Chelsea, where he’s been since the summer of 2013 after signing on for them for £3.5M from Porto.

The 42 times capped (9 goals) Ghanaian International is on a season long loan deal at Newcastle, and we have the option to buy him.

In fact, because he is currently on loan at Newcastle we would have thought the Magpies have the first option on him.

And it will depend on the details of the loan contract about whether he could leave Newcastle in January and sign for another club – like Torino.

Since he signed for Chelsea he’s been out on loan to get his playing time and he’s been at Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga.

But the few times we’ve seen him play this season he looks a good player who could have some success at Newcastle and can certainly help us with our promotion drive this season.

And from all we’ve heard about Christian he seems keen to make the Newcastle loan spell into a permanent one – and he most certainly will want to leave Chelsea.

If Christian plays well for us through the end of the year it wouldn’t surprise us too much if Rafa signs him  in January on a permanent basis and certainly Christian seems to be enjoying his time on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Championship · Christian Atsu · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // Sep 29, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    In Rafa we trust. If Rafa wants him then Rafa will get him!!

  • 2 Laurent Robert 32 // Sep 29, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    I’m sure I’ve seen a ball go over the stand before. Yesterday’s went over in the first few minutes I think it was.

  • 3 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 29, 2016 at 12:41 PM


    I and queuing from mid-day to get in for 3-0 clock kick off – feet trodden on by police horses – I and the stench of piss from the bogs.

    I remember Walsall away in the cup – another defeat to lower league opposition – pissed down got soaked – open air bogs standing in 6 inches of rainwater and piss – getting searched by the police.

  • 4 Bobbybee // Sep 29, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Charlie, reply overleaf mate. Once again, I missed the bloody bus. 🙂 Myself and Bill must be chasing a record for it.

  • 5 Bobbybee // Sep 29, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Away days at Millwall because you couldn’t be seen to miss that one. 🙂 Cardiff, Boro even. That rat run! Scary stuff. 😉 Yet it was the norm. Looking back, wtf was all that about? We must’ve been mental.

  • 6 U.S Magpie // Sep 29, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Shocker!!!! Chelsea with an Italian Coach reporting to a Italian Paper that another Italian club want one of there players to force our hand in January to Sign him. Watch out Sam is about, watch out Sam is about, you better watch out as Sam is about. Wonder how many on here will under stand the watch out part. Old show some may remember.

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