Steve Bruce urges Atsu to move away from Newcastle Utd

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has urged Ghanaian international Christian Atsu to consider a move away from the Magpies following his inability to get adequate playing time.

The Black Stars winger has struggled to command a starting role in Steve Bruce’s team and the British tactician is now calling on him to consider moving away from the Premier League side.

“I like Christian – the same goes for [Yoshinori] Muto – trains every day, works tirelessly, [and is] a good professional,” Bruce told the BBC Newcastle radio ahead of Newcastle United’s League Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers.

“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.”

Last season, Atsu started in six out of 19 Premier League appearances and assisted three goals.

He, however, failed to find the back of the net.

By Francis Hema|3news.com|Ghana