Exclusive Report – Newcastle To Sign This Player In January

There’s an exclusive report on Ghana web-site Kickgh.com published yesterday that Newcastle United want to sign Ghanaian International winger Christian Atsu on a permanent basis.

The report is that Rafa Benitez has already seen enough of the player in training and in his 9 appearances for the Newcastle first team so far this season to convince the manager to sign him and they cite their internal sources.


Christian Atsu in action for Newcastle

We had written an article a couple of days ago that Christian could become Newcastle’s first signing in January.

Christian is currently on loan for the season from Chelsea and Newcastle have an option to buy him in the loan contract and the assumption is Newcastle can make the deal permanent in January.

The 24-year-old has also said he would love to settle down at Newcastle, after he has been sent on loan several times over the last three years since he signed for Chelsea from Porto on a five year deal for £3.5M in the summer of 2013.

He has often praised Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez who he says is a great man and a fantastic coach who has already made him a better player since he joined the Magpies.

Atsu has been on loan at Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga over the last three years with varying levels of success, before joining Newcastle in the summer.

Christian has never played for the Chelsea first team and there has already been interest from other clubs because of his good form this season at Newcastle.

In late September Serie A club Torino were reported to be wanting to sign the player according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

In his appearances for Newcastle he has looked a very good right winger and on Tuesday night in the 6-0 rout of Preston North End in the EFL Cup Atsu hit the woodwork twice without scoring.

He is a fast, dangerous goal-scoring winger who has a great left foot.

We’d be delighted if Newcastle make the deal permanent in January.

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7 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 28, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Think this may of been missed with all the footy chat going on again.

    Little surprise to see NUFC once again ignored for live UK TV coverage, with Liverpool v Leeds chosen by Sky Sports on the Tuesday and the game at Old Trafford on the Wednesday being the other TV selection.

    Tuesday 29 November

    Liverpool v Leeds

    Hull v Newcastle

    Wednesday 30 November

    Man United v West Ham

    Arsenal v Southampton

    (***So Newcastle United’s week at the end of November/beginning of December now looks like this:

    Saturday 26 November 3pm home to Blackburn, Tuesday 29 November 7.45pm away at Hull, Friday 2 December 7.45pm away at Notts Forest)

  • lesh

    Oct 28, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #2

    We can but wait and see!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #3


    Previous thread, it’s certainly looking that Judge is coming to us, I think he will.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Intriguing article. Methodical doesn’t cover it.


  • lesh

    Oct 28, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #5


    I hear what your saying and there’s some questions being asked in The Guardian about the seeming preferences for the so called big clubs.

    And, there was an article following the Man U-Man Citeh game where the name, Manchester never appeared – even in the headline. United this and Citeh that: It really boils my pi$$.

    Fans of clubs such as ours, Torquay, Southend, Bristol, Leicester, Norwich should start hitting the national press about it otherwise many famous clubs’ll be confined to the media dust bin.

    That’s that. Rant over.

    Essex – how’s yours and Mrs Essex G Bill’s anniversary gone? Well we all hope.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 28, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #6


    ‘Pitmatic // Oct 28, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    On Cabaye: I never got the big fuss about him. A decent enough player signed at a good price, but he disappeared a lot of the time, and his passing was often well off the mark. He also had a real nasty streak, and put in some horrific tackles with sly and malicious intent. Always seemed to squeal like a girl when he got caught himself though, which is never a good look.’

    That’s the lines I was thinking along about him.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 28, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #7


    It was a nice evening, we went to a local Turkish restaurant.

    Lovely food and huge portions we both came out like bloated whales and still had a doggy bag. 🙂

    Next year is the big one, will have to plan something special.

    Thanks for asking.


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