We watched the game at Cardiff again last night and we were so much the better team it was an easy win and two simply tremendous goals from Christian Atsu and Isaac Hayden – two excellent technical players for Newcastle – showed the difference in class between the two sides.
And Christian looked at home on the wing on Friday night and we noticed as soon as he lost the ball he was tracking back and trying to get the ball back.
With this lad’s obvious class and skill, surely he would be an asset to us next season?
Christian Atsu – definitely worth £6.5M
Yes – he can be a little inconsistent, but surely Rafa can continue to make him into a better player if he stays – he’s still a work in progress.
Rafa has said before he is pleased with the player, but of course he will not make any decisions until he looks at the squad from the big picture view and decides who will be staying this summer.
This is what Rafa said about Christian after the game in south Wales:
“We know that he’s a good player. We have to decide. I’m really pleased with him.”
“We have to see where we are in terms of the squad and all these things.”
The Ghanaian international has scored five Championship goals and has three assists in 34 appearances for Newcastle this season.
And he’s scored a goal in each of the last two games, so we hope he can get another goal against Barnsley on Sunday.
He just loves it at Newcastle on his loan deal from Chelsea and he says it’s an honor for him to play in the famous black and white stripes of Newcastle United.
And Christian has also said that Rafa has played a big part in his life this season too – so at the moment he is a happy man.
It would be great for Christian and for our fans too if he gets a permanent contract at Newcastle
He’s fully deserved it and has been a good classy player for us this season – remember that great first goal at Rotherham he scored last year!
The fans agree with that sentiment and a massive majority want Rafa to sign him this summer.
Should Benitez Sign Christian Atsu Permanently
- Yes (83%, 2,502 Votes)
- No (17%, 496 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,998
He would cost around £6.5M which is very reasonable for a player of his class and Rafa can make him even better next season.
Sign him up Mr. Benitez – please.