Ghana international Christian Atsu has finally left the St. James’ Park after five seasons.
English Premier League side Newcastle United have decided let the Ghana winger leave the club following the expiration of his contract.
Atsu who joined Magpies lads on a four-year deal from fellow Premier League side Chelsea FC with a transfer fee of €7.50 million in 2017.
He had an incredible debut season with Newcastle United, aiding them to secure promotion to the English top-flight league three seasons ago.
The Ghana international has been struggling for playing time under Steve Bruce after the injury he picked up during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
He was left out of Newcastle United’s first squad after uninspiring performance which saw him making six appearances for the club’s U23 team in the English Premier League 2 with a goal to his credit.
The 2015 African Cup of Nations best player on Tuesday morning took to his Facebook page to announce his departure.
”When I arrived in Newcastle almost 5 years ago, I was made to feel welcome from the start..by everyone at the club and especially by the fans,” Atsu wrote on Facebook.
”I grew to love the city and my young family feel very at home here. Sadly, the time has now come for me to leave the club, so I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who is part of the Newcastle United family.
”Thank you to the Toon Army fans, a lot of whom I’ve met around the city. I will never forget my time in the North East and for sure I will follow the results every week. Thank you my geordie staff, players & fans, it’s been a pleasure! .”he added.