CONFIRMED: Newcastle make £6m winger their first summer signing

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first_img1 Christian Atsu Christian Atsu has joined Newcastle United from Chelsea on a permanent basis.The Ghanaian winger spent the entire 2016/17 season on loan at St James’ Park, playing a key role as the Magpies sealed promotion to the Premier League.Atsu made 32 appearances for Rafa Benitez’s side, scoring five times.Newcastle had an option to sign the 25-year-old for an undisclosed fee – understood to be around £6million – and have now taken that up with Atsu penning a four-year contract.“We are happy to sign a good player,” said boss Benitez.“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.”last_img

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