Newcastle Fans Get What They Wanted With This Player

I only just returned from the hospital and see that Newcastle have announced that 25 year-old 42 times capped Ghana International Christian Atsu has joined Newcastle, as Rafa Benitez decided to take up the option to sign him for about £6.5M from Chelsea.

Christian joined us on loan for the season last August and he made 35 appearances for us in all competitions with five good goals and along the way became a firm fan favorite with the Newcastle fans.

Christian made it clear he really wanted to join the Rafa revolution on Tyneside and said the manager had made a huge difference in his life over the last 10 months.

Christian Atsu – signs along the dotted line

The transfer is dependent on Atsu successfully reapplying for a work permit, but that shouldn’t be a problem with Christian being a regular in the Ghana national side.

This is what Rafa Benitez said on the Newcastle web-site about the signing:

“We are happy to sign a good player.”  “He’s shown us that he’s a good professional and someone who is very keen to learn and improve.”

“Christian has been a key part of our promotion campaign and he wants to help us to build something for the future.”

In the poll we ran 83% of fans wanted Rafa to sign Atsu permanently – so they got their wish.

Should Benitez Sign Christian Atsu Permanently

  • Yes (83%, 2,502 Votes)
  • No (17%, 496 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,998

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And this is what Christian has tweeted about the move today.

Christian is fast and skillful and one of the areas of his game he can improve at Newcastle is his consistency and he’ll get help from Rafa to do just that.

This is the first official signing by Newcastle this summer – many more good players are expected to sign for us before September rolls around.


Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • jezza442

    May 24, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #1

    great,who’s next then?

  • FollowFollow

    May 24, 2017 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t get it nor the clamour on here for him. I don’t love Townsend either but would prefer to pay twice the money for him. Not as though Atsu is a comparative youngster both being 25. He was only a bit part player in the championship so we can’t expect much in the prem. we need first teamers.

  • optimistic prime

    May 24, 2017 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Love him or hate him he’s a bargain at that price! Good luck to the lad.

  • AncientC

    May 24, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #4

    I would be interested to see Atsu playing further forward, he is fairly potent in front of goal.

    Off topic – C’mon Ajax!

  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m happy we’ve signed Atsu. Will get better under Rafas guidance. Bargain price too. Prove ya doubters wrong Atsu lad!

  • Moe

    May 24, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Skillful player with Passion .. great signing
    Albeit a bit inconsistent but has the ability to show up for the big games

  • SharpEnough23

    May 24, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #7

    I remember him playing for Ghana in the world cup against the US & rated him since then.

    For 6.5 mil it’s a bargain considering the transfer fees now, even if we sold him now I’m pretty sure we’d get close to double that!

  • mindshaft

    May 24, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Atsu was inconsistent last season but when he turned up he could be a very good player, a bargain at 6.5 million though so no complaints


    May 24, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Doesn’t move the needle for me. Improves the squad, good impact sub but isn’t good enough to be starting every week.

  • toonaus

    May 25, 2017 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #10

    I don’t get why people complain about signings like this he has been a great player for us. Name another signing we have made that has come in played well and score 5 goals for us in a short amount of time. He doesn’t come with all the hype so their insnt as much pressure. What a bargain at 6mil i want more signing like this not players that come over priced and over hyped all they want is a pay check and they will say i love the club for the money at least this kids heart is in it

  • qtoon

    May 25, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Excellent signing


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