Newcastle United have announced the permanent signing of Christian Atsu from Chelsea on a four-year deal.
He has signed for an undisclosed fee after a successful loan spell at St James’ Park last season and is subject to the player successfully reapplying for a work permit.
Manager Rafa Benitez told the club’s official website: “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.”
The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from Porto in 2013, but leaves the recently crowned Premier League champions having never made an appearance for the club.
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