Ghanaian winger, Christian Atsu would have to look elsewhere if he wants to play regular football.
This was the apparent position of Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce in the club’s pre-English league cup (EFL) interview with the BBC.
Despite praising the Ghanaian’s work rate and professionalism, Bruce was adamant Atsu, together with some players will need to look elsewhere for game time.
“I like Christian [Atsu] – the same goes for [Yoshinori] Muto – trains every day, works tirelessly, a good professional – but in a situation where are they going to play enough? There has to come a time when they go and play football”.
“The same goes for Saivet. Henri has been around the place since I’ve been here. We try to treat him with respect and he trains every day and is a good pro. Henri Saivet, Atsu, Muto, Lazaar [Achraf], Aarons [Rolando]– they need to find a home and try to progress their careers again”, the Tyneside manager is quoted.
Christian Atsu who has been linked with several clubs outside England was left out of the Newcastle squad that defeated West Bromwich Albion over the weekend.
The 28-year-old joined Newcastle from Chelsea on a permanent switch in 2017 after an initial loan deal.
He has featured in over 80 premier league games, scored 3 times and provided 7 assists.