Ghanasoccernet.com have been covering the strange goings on with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, who are said to be negotiating with Chelsea for Christian Atsu to move to them on loan in January with an option to buy.
The negotiations are even said to be at an advanced stage – according to a report in Turkish outlet Fanatik.
Wonder if anybody has told Newcastle about that?
Cristian Atsu – enjoying life at Newcastle
Ghanasoccernet.com are reporting today that Cristian is not keen to move to any club in Turkey.
This is what a source has told them about Cristian:
“Christian Atsu has no plans of leaving England at the moment.” “He has no interest in joining any team in Turkey.”
“He is enjoying his life at Newcastle United at the moment and wants to continue with his progress at the club.”
“In the worse case scenario, he will stay in the top leagues of Europe.”
Christian is on loan for the season at Newcastle with Rafa Benitez still to decide whether he wants to make the loan permanent.
Rafa will probably wait until the end of the season before he makes his decision on that, when hopefully we are back in the Premier League.
However Cristian is very popular on Tyneside and has scored 3 good goal in 18 appearances for us.
Currently he is at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ghana squad in Gabon and the tournament kicks off tomorrow..