Ace English football Commentator Peter Drury has complimented departing Newcastle United Winger Christian Atsu for his contributions while at the club.
Atsu, after a season on the periphery for the Magpies in the last campaign, has been released by the club; a development that has rendered him unattached presently and on the hunt for a new employer.
Initially signed by Chelsea in 2013, Atsu finally found a home at Newcastle United (after several loan deals that put on hold his career development). At Newcastle, he flourished under former manager Rafael Benitez. His commitment and hard work didn’t go unnoticed as he gradually warmed himself into the hearts of the magpies faithfuls with his displays during their time in the Championship and securing promotion back to the Premier league.
He however found opportunities limited in the post-Benitez era with current manager Steve Bruce, preferring other attacking options at his expense.
Peter Drury has described the Ghanaian as a player unplayable on his day and wished him well on his quest to find a new club.
In an interview with Kumasi-based Silver FM, the renowned English Commentator said this about Christian Atsu.
“I’ve really enjoyed watching him play. He is one of those guys who on his day gets you on the edge of your seat… and excites you…and thrills you,” Drury told Silver 98.3 FM.
“From time to time he has scored goals that really matter in big games.
“It’s important that Atsu and other Ghanaian players (in the league) are thriving,” he added.
Atsu has been rumored to be of interest to a couple of Premier league and Championship sides. A decision however has not been taken on his next destination.
Following news of him leaving Newcastle United, a large section of the club’s fans paid complimentary remarks to the Ghanaian for his time at the St. James Park outfit.
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