Christian Atsu bids Newcastle farewell as manager Steve Bruce shows him exit door
Ghana international Christian Atsu’s time with Newcastle United is completely over as manager Steve Bruce has penciled his name together with four others as not part of his squad heading into the new season.
The diminutive Wideman has found opportunities limited at the St. James Park amid lots of injuries that have beset his progress at the club and with the signing of Ryan Fraser it complicates matters for the pacy winger.
On Saturday, manager Steve Bruce failed to name him in his matchday squad as Newcastle posted a 2-0 victory over West Ham United in the first match of the season 2020-21.
“I like Christian – the same goes for [Yoshinori] Muto – trains every day, works tirelessly, [and is] 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 [Henri] 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.
“Saivet, Atsu, Muto, [Achraf] Lazaar, [Rolando] Aarons – they need to find a home and try to progress their careers again,” Bruce told the BBC Newcastle on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers.