Atsu Agrees 4-yr Deal With Newcastle United

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The Ghana international has agreed on a four-year contract with the Magpies, who are in talks over a fee with Chelsea

Ghana midfielder Christian Atsu has agreed to join Premier League returnees Newcastle United on a permanent deal from champions Chelsea, according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old, who joined the North East club in a one-year loan deal last season, made 32 appearances including 15 starts, scoring five goals and providing three assists as the Magpies won the Championship.

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Atsu reportedly accepted a four-year contract after Newcastle opted to strike a clause in his loan deal from Chelsea which will cost the Magpies around £6.5 million as coach Rafael Benitez hopes to strengthen his side ahead of the new season.

Atsu joined Chelsea from FC Porto in 2013 but failed to make a first-team appearance, leading to loan spells at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga.

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Goal understands that Newcastle are also tracking Manchester City’s Aaron Mooy as well as Florian Thauvin while Tom Headman is likely to be given a new deal.

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