Newcastle fans delighted as Atsu becomes first signing of the summer

Newcastle United have completed the £6.2m signing of Chelsea winger Christian Atsu following a successful loan spell with the Championship champions this season.

The Ghana international has moved to St James’ Park on a four-year deal after failing to make a single appearance for the Blues following a move to Stamford Bridge in 2013.

Since then he has spent time out on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth, Malaga and the Magpies, for whom he scored five goals and provided a further three assists in 35 outings in all competitions.

Rafa Benitez is keen to significantly strengthen his squad this summer following their return to the Premier League and the 25-year-old is set to be the first of a number of arrivals at the club this summer.

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and they were delighted that Atsu has joined them on a permanent basis.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…