Newcastle ready to offload Christian Atsu

Author: HITC
Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United are 'open to offers' for winger Christian Atsu, months after he rejected a move to Celtic.

It's claimed that Atsu is one of a number of players that Newcastle are looking to offload this summer, with Steve Bruce seemingly planning something of a clearout.

Jamie Sterry, Rob Elliot and Jack Colback will be leaving the club this summer when their contracts expire, whilst Newcastle are open to offers for Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet and Rolando Aarons.

Atsu falls into that second category, with Newcastle now prepared to axe the Ghanaian this summer if they can find a buyer for him.

The 28-year-old speedster has only started six Premier League games this season, and whilst he's picked up three assists, he looks set to go.

Atsu did have offers to go in January, as Sky Sports reported that he rejected a move to Celtic, whilst Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest were both rebuffed too.

Since then, Atsu has played just once, and that was as a brief substitute against Oxford United in the FA Cup, with his days at St James' Park clearly numbered.

Atsu still has a year left on his deal, and it's unclear whether Celtic will be back in with a new move for him, but the Bhoys feasibly have another crack at the former Chelsea winger.