Premier League newcomers Newcastle United could be about to make Chelsea winger Christian Atsu their first summer signing after the club opened talks with the Blues over a £6.2 million deal, according to sports journalist Keith Downie on Twitter.
The Sky Sports News reporter broke the news this afternoon which has naturally delighted those of a Newcastle persuasion here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
The Ghanaian international netted five goals in 32 appearances last season as the Magpies won the Championship title on the final day of the season and boss Rafa Benitez clearly wants the lively performer to form part of his attack in the Premier League next season.
A couple of Newcastle supporters have overheard this news as they play a couple of games of pool and they agree that Atsu is a handy player and believe that at 25-years-old there is big scope for him to still develop into a really top player.
Newcastle United fans, would you welcome the signing of Atsu? Let us know in the comments below!!!