- Christian Atsu Has joined Al Raed
- The Ghanaian has signed a two-year deal
- Atsu become a free agent after his contract with English club Newcastle expired
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Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu has completed a 2-year deal with Suadi club Al Raed.
Atsu tweeted to announce his pleasure at signing for the Buraidah side after after completing the move on Saturday, 17 July.
“As-salamu alaykum to all @alraedclub fans! I thank the president of @alraedclub Mr. Fahd Al-Mutawa and everyone involved at the club. I am happy to be a player of this great club! For the fans I promise to give everything I am looking forward for this new chapter”
Al-Ra'ed is a Saudi football club based in Buraidah, and the first of its kind in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia.
They finished in ninth place in the league last season and will be hoping the signing of Atsu will propel them to the top of the table.
The 29-year old Atsu became a free agent after his contract with Newcastle expired thus making him available to sign for a club of his choice.
He joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 after a bright stint with Portuguese side FC Porto. While at Chelsea, Atsu had loan spells at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, English sides Everton and Bournemouth before Spanish outfit Malaga.
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In a related development YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Black Stars winger Christian Atsu has defended his move to Chelsea, saying it was the right choice.
Atsu joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 after a bright stint with Portuguese side FC Porto. However, the 29-year old failed to make any appearance for the London club and eventually left to join Newcastle in 2017.
The Black Stars player received a lot of criticism for his move to Stamford Bridge from some section of Ghanaians but insists he was meant to star with the Blues.
In an interview with The Athletic, sighted by YEN.com.gh, Atsu said the fact that the move did not work out does not make it a bad one.
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