Benitez – No Chance Of This Player Leaving Newcastle

Rafa Benitez has commented on the stranger case of Cristian Atsu potentially leaving this month to go on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir, who are currently top of the Turkish League.

There have been reports for the last couple of days coming out of Turkey suggesting the club are in negotiations with Chelsea for the player and that the negotiations are at an advanced stage at the moment.

Rafa was asked today in the lead up to the game at Brentford tomorrow afternoon about the 24 year-old Ghanaian International and whether he would be leaving Newcastle in January.

Rafa Benitez talks to Cristian Atsu on the sideline

This was the response from Rafa:

“No chance.” “I am in contact with the three players in Africa and especially Atsu.”

“I will tell you now that he is really pleased and really happy here.” “We have the player on loan with an option.”

“Nothing has changed, the player is happy, we have the control and a very good relationship with Chelsea.”

“So everything is fine.”

Cristian has made a total of 18 appearances for the first team this season  with 3 good goals.

Atsu has indicated many times he would be delighted to sign on permanently for the club, with Rafa Benitez expected to make a decision on whether to take up the option to buy Atsu in the summer.

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13 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jan 13, 2017 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Just noticed…….

    Jail’s posting again and so is Jib.

    Errr or can we infer that they are ………..err……

  • lesh

    Jan 13, 2017 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Nah, impossible…..

  • Fostino

    Jan 13, 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #3


    Yedlin lascalles clark dummett

    Rithchie hayden anita goofy

    Gayle perez

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 13, 2017 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #4


    You where not going to say are they the same,two and a half hours left at work cold out tonight

  • lesh

    Jan 13, 2017 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #5


    If you’ve been working outside today, you and many others deserve a medal the size of a fryin’ pan.

    And no, I wasn’t.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Lesh…. The plot thickens…


  • chicousa

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Rafa bingo confirmed lineup:

    Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummit
    Colback, Hayden
    Ritchie, Gouffran, Lazar

    …rolling the dice. Score: 1 – 2

  • lochinvar

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Apparently Hull will let Snodgrass go for £10m asking price so is a bid of say £8m worth entertaining ?
    Have to believe that a move up the road would interest him

  • Veltman

    Jan 14, 2017 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #9

    So he is the new W UM .Think that rings a bell the way the sudden appearance with invasion of wummery comments..
    That leaves the 60+ year old to stuck on the blog for another few days stirring things from tusk till dawn ha ha ha..

  • Veltman

    Jan 14, 2017 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #10

    lochinvar- Not a bad call.Snodgrass will be a good signing if it happens.

  • one fine day

    Jan 14, 2017 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Rafa bingo
    Anita, Lascelles,Clark,Dummett,
    Hayden Colback
    Ritchie Murphy sammy

  • one fine day

    Jan 14, 2017 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Score 3.1 toon
    Hope I am at least correct on the result or it’s another long week on here

  • Veltman

    Jan 14, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #13

    one fine- isn’t it fine time to sip on martini or that Russian stolchnaya to get lightened ?
    Or you don’t do such thing?


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