Newcastle United sign Christian Atsu on permanent deal from Chelsea

Christian Atsu has been signed by Newcastle United on a four-year deal from Chelsea.

By: Reuters | Published: May 24, 2017 8:04:35 pm

Christian Atsu, atsu, chelsea, newcastle united, newcastle, Rafael Benitez, football, sports news, indian express Christian Atsu joined Chelsea at the start of 2013-14 season. (Source: Reuters)

Newcastle United signed midfielder Christian Atsu on a four-year deal from Chelsea on Wednesday after he helped Rafael Benitez’s side return to the Premier League during a loan spell last season.

Newcastle activated the option to sign the 25-year-old Ghanaian who scored five times in 32 league appearances to help them secure the Championship title.

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

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

Atsu joined Chelsea at the start of 2013-14 season but failed to make an appearance at the club. He was loaned to Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga before arriving at St James’ Park.

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