Christian Atsu could now sign for ex-NUFC boss as TWO clubs battle for late deal – Report

According to an ‘exclusive’ from Football Insider, Nottingham Forest and Watford are in the hunt for Christian Atsu.

The Ghanaian international has been deemed surplus to requirements by Steve Bruce and the club were trying to offload him out of St James’ Park on deadline day.

Deals can still be made between Premier League and EFL clubs up until October 16, however, allowing teams in the Championship to snap up a cut-price move for the out of favour Atsu.

Former Toon boss Chris Hughton has taken over the reigns at Nottingham Forest and knows exactly how to get out of the Championship having done so three times – a feat that Atsu himself achieved back in 16/17.

He was an influential member of Rafa Benitez’s title-winning side but has struggled for minutes since we got to the top flight – and should look to leave the club if he wants to take his career seriously and pursue first team football once again.

There will be no ill-will from the Toon Army should Newcastle offload him in the near future as he certainly played his part in getting us back to where we are now.

His fantastic goal away to Rotherham to clinch an important 1-0 win and his equaliser in the trip to Brighton are both memories that stick out from his time here.

Should he depart over the next week, I would wish him all the best at his new club.

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