There’s no doubt that Christian Atsu is a talented player and if Rafa Benitez can make him into a more consistent performer, there’s a decent chance the 25 year-old will become a permanent Newcastle player in the summer.
At that time Rafa could take up the option and sign the Ghanaian International permanently and the winger has never hidden the fact he loves it at Newcastle and wants to stay at the club.
Christian has also become a favorite with the Newcastle fans, because the lad is so positive and he’s become attached to the club and the fans.
Christian Atsu in training – well he looks happy enough
This is the fifth loan spell he has had since signing for Chelsea from Porto for £3.5M almost four years ago and he wants to settle at Newcastle.
There were also those rumors last month that he was wanted in Turkey but Atsu says he ignored them.
This is what he has said in the local press today as reported in the Chronicle:
“Why would I go to play in Turkey when I want to play in the English Premier League? I want to settle down.”
“I heard the rumors, but I wasn’t interested in them.” “I wasn’t focused on that because I knew I wouldn’t be going to play in Turkey.”
“I am very happy at this club.” “Newcastle is a great club with a good coach, good lads and fantastic fans.”
“I am very happy at Newcastle.”
“I am enjoying my time here much more than at any of my previous clubs.”
“I am getting more playing time, and that makes everything much easier for me.”
“I couldn’t play many games at Everton, and then I went to Bournemouth and didn’t play one single Premier League game.”
“It was appalling. A very difficult time for me.” “I am really enjoying it here with Newcastle.”
“I can’t make any decision on Newcastle yet.”
“I just have to keep fighting until next season, and then we will see what decision will come.”
“The city is very nice very cool. I am happy here with my family.”
“I will be very happy if Chelsea win the Premier League and Newcastle get promoted.”
So will we, but less so about Chelsea winning the Premier League.
But there’s no doubt that Antonio Conte has proved himself to be a very good manager at the London club – he’s almost as good as Rafa Benitez.