Christian Atsu to leave Newcastle in January

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Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu is set to leave Newcastle in the January transfer window, according to manager Steve Bruce.

Christian Atsu has in recent months being on the fringe at Newcastle, he has seen just 10 minutes of action this season, with those minutes coming in the 1-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers in the EFL cup.

To make things worst, Atsu has now been left out of Newcastle’s 25-man squad for the English Premier League.

During the summer transfer window, the 28-year-old was linked with a move to Celtic and then to Watford, but a move failed to materialize due to reasons yet to be revealed.

According to manager Steve Bruce, all players who failed to make it to the 25-man squad will still continue to train with the first team and will have the chance to secure a move away from the club in the winter transfer window.

“Selecting the squad is always difficult because you know you have to leave people out. With all the players, they’re professionals and they want to play week in, week out.

“With the players we’ve brought in, it makes it even tougher but it’s a decision you have to make.

“Those who aren’t involved will continue to train and keep themselves right and once we hit December and January, we hope we can get them fixed up with clubs,” Steve Bruce said in an interview.

Other notable omissions from the squad are Henri Saivet, Achraf Lazaar and Rolando Aarons.

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