25-year-old Christian Atsu, the Ghanaian International winger, made it very clear last season while he was on loan from Chelsea that he would like nothing better than to make his move to Newcastle United permanent.
Christian wasn’t a starter last season but showed enough of his flair and ability for Rafa to make the deal permanent in late May.
And let’s just say that Christian was just delighted to have made the switch permanent to the very famous St. James’ Park club.
Christian had a great preseason for us this summer and started many of the preseason games.
And he was on the left wing yesterday when he had probably his best game ever for Newcastle and was easily our Man of the Match with a massive 70% of the vote.
Christian was always penetrating down the left wing against Spurs, and he was unlucky not to get an assist or even a goal as he was easily Newcastle’s best player on the day.
Christian Atsu in action against Spurs yesterday
We hope we will see more of this from Christian, who has improved a lot under the guidance of manager Rafa Benitez, whom he admires greatly as one of the best managers in the world.
If Christian does keep improving, he will also become a bargain buy at only £6.2M.
What do you think?