country of birth
A Ghanaian by birth, Christian's first professional club would be Porto under Andre Villas-Boas. In 2013 he moved to Chelsea for a reported £3.5m before being loaned out to a number of clubs including Everton and Bournemouth in England. His final loan destination would be Newcastle United however on a one year deal with a £6.2m buy-out clause which was triggered at the end of that season. Atsu was a huge success at International level, playing well over 50 games for his county, including playing in the 2014 World Cup.