Ex-Chelsea footballer found dead in Türkiye

Christian Atsu had been missing since the earthquakes on February 6

Christian Atsu during the Newcastle United training session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on January 30, 2020 © Getty Images / Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

Atsu, 31, who joined Premier League giants Chelsea in 2013 during Roman Abramovich’s ownership of the club, was confirmed as deceased by his agent on Saturday.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well-wishers that sadly Christian Atsu’s body was recovered this morning

My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support.

The developer of the residential complex, Mehmet Yasar Coskun, was arrested at Istanbul Airport as he attempted to board a flight to Montenegro last Friday, according to the Anadolu news agency.

tweeted Turkish club Hatayspor, which Atsu joined last September.

Newcastle United, a club for which Atsu played 121 times, wrote on social media that it was by the news of his death, while Chelsea said it was  

Atsu, who played 65 times for Ghana and was named the player of the tournament at the 2015 Cup of Nations, scored his first goal for Hatayspor in a Super Lig match on the eve of the earthquakes on February 5.


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