Former Chelsea player and Ghanaian international Christian Atsu have spoken on his decision to remain with Newcastle despite earlier indications of limited opportunities in the 2020/21 football season.
Speaking to a British-based media outlet, Chronicle Live, the quick-and technically gifted winger revealed that Steve Bruce offered him a chance to exit the club ahead of the 2020/21 season, an opportunity he turned down to remain with the Magpies.
“I didn’t know that was going on be my final game.
”Bruce has his style, it’s just that I couldn’t adjust quickly.
“He (Bruce) gave me a choice to stay or move on loan and I chose to stay.
“I never regretted my decision.”
The 29-year-old went on to see a minimal appearance in the just-ended campaign after regularly being left from the matchday squad.
Christian Atsu has endured a terrible time with the English premier league side following the departure of Rafael Benitez as manager from the club.
The Player who won the Player of the Tournament in the 2015 AFCON and the Tournament’s best goal will leave Newcastle United in June 2021, following the end of the 2020/21 season.