Newcastle United fans are perhaps the most excited group of fans in the Premier League at the moment.
Fans are celebrating the prospect of competing for trophies when football resumes, after the sale of their club to Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, who boast of assets worth around £260 billion.
The Arabs are said to be bent on transforming the Magpies into English football giants, with huge investments expected, and strong reports of plans to hire a new manager.
This has left the future of the some of the current members of the playing squad in the balance, and Ghana’s Christian Atsu is one of them.
Atsu hasn’t had the best of seasons so far for Newcastle, with only 6 Premier League starts to his name, with a return of 3 assists and no goals.
The 28 year old has fallen down the pecking order at the club, and has had to settle with substitute appearances, with Matt Richie and Allan Saint Maximin emerging as manager Steve Bruce’s preferred options out wide.
This has put Atsu in the bracket of those who could be offloaded during this summer’s expected squad overhaul.
Although Atsu has stated his willingness to fight for his place in the team in the past, a more viable option now will be to leave Newcastle, who look to be on the verge of taking a very different direction as a club.
Atsu signed for Newcastle back in 2017 from Chelsea, after loan stints with Everton and Bournemouth, and has made 119 appearances so far for Newcastle, scoring 8 and assisting 10 times.