Rafael Benitez is closing in on his first signing for life back in the Premier League after agreeing a fee with Chelsea for winger Christian Atsu
It is understood that both clubs have now reached agreement on a deal which will cost Newcastles around of £6.5.
It’s said Benitez is a big fan after the Ghanian spent this Championship season on loan with Rafa’s title-winning side.
However, it is also reported that there is still a bit to go before the transfer is completed.
Atsu made 32 league appearances and scored five goals for Newcastle this season either side of a trip to the African Nations Cup with Ghana, who lost to eventual winners Cameroon in the semi-finals.
According to SkySports news reporter Kaveh Solhekol, Atsu has now agreed to a four year deal
Newcastle United have agreed a deal with Chelsea to sign winger Christian Atsu for £6.5 million. Atsu will sign a four-year deal.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 16, 2017
Atsu joined the Blues in a £3.5m move from Porto during the summer of 2013.
Although he still hasn’t played a first-team game for Chelsea. He’s had loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga as well as Newcastle