Newcastle acquire Atsu on a permanent deal

Newcastle United have confirmed the permanent signing of Christian Atsu from Chelsea. The 25-year-old Ghana international spent last season on loan at St. James’ Park, making 32 league appearances and scoring five goal. The Magpies have now exercised an option to sign him for an undisclosed fee and the winger has penned a four-year deal,the club’s official website announced. TThe transfer is subject to Atsu successfully reapplying for a work permit. Manager Benítez said: “We are happy to sign a good player. “He’s shown us that he’s a good professional and…

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