Newcastle United sealed the Championship title as their 3-0 victory against Barnsley – coupled with Brighton and Hove Albion’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa – saw Rafa Benitez’s side leapfrog the Seagulls and triumph at the death.
Newcastle fans want Christian Atsu to spearhead team next season
Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to urge the club to sign the Ghanaian winger permanently.
It was a dramatic end to a topsy-turvy campaign and the Magpies can now look ahead to their imminent return to the Premier League after just one season away
Among the Newcastle players on show this weekend was loanee Christian Atsu, who has spent the season at st James’ Park from his parent club Chelsea.
With little chance of a breakthrough at Stamford Bridge, the Ghana international is likely to be available this summer for the right price, and some Newcastle fans have been quick to call for a permanent deal after his latest showing.
Atsu may have only scored five goals and provided three assists this season but his work rate has not gone unnoticed, and with the player featuring for the final time this season it will be interesting to see what Benitez has in mind for the 25-year-old.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Newcastle fans thought of Atsu’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below: