Newcastle United planning to sell 27-year-old centre-forward

Christian Atsu has an uncertain future at Newcastle United after struggling for form and game time this campaign. The 27-year-old forward has played 17 games in all tournaments but has racked up just 654 minutes of football.

Christian has made only one assist in the Premier League since September and no longer commands a starting place under Steve Bruce, so he should be sold before the transfer window shuts.

Atsu joined Magpies from Chelsea in 2017 and has gone to play 113 matches, scoring and creating 16 goals. For a winger, the 27-year-old forward hasn’t been too prolific or creative at St James’ Park.

Christian’s last goal in the league came in Magpies 3-2 defeat to Liverpool (May 4, 2019), ending a 17-month drought. As things stand, the 27-year-old winger has gone eight months without finding the back of the net, so what are Newcastle United paying him for?

With 18 months remaining on his contract, Magpies must sell Atsu in winter or over the summer before his value significantly drops. That being said, it stays to be seen which clubs would be interested in the out-of-form forward.