Christian Atsu fails medicals at Rizespor


Ghana international winger Christian Atsu’s proposed move to Turkish outfit Caykur Rizespor has hit a snag.

The 29-year-old was close to joining the Turkish Super Lig club, but he has suffered a set-back after failing his medical tests.

Atsu is currently without a club after leaving Premier League side Newcastle United following the expiration of his contract.

He endured a difficult 2020/21 campaign with Newcastle as he was not registered and had to spend the campaign with the club’s reserve team.

Rizespor coach Bulent Uygun requested for the signing of Atsu and it is believed talks between the player’s agent and the club were in advanced stages.

But according to reports coming out of Turkey, the enterprising winger’s move has fell through after failing to pass his mandatory medicals.

It remains unclear what exactly caused the former FC Porto star to fail the tests, but he will be eager to put the disappointment behind him and continue looking for the next challenge in his career.

He previously played for Porto, Chelsea and mostly recently Newcastle United where he made 75 appearances and scored 3 goals.

Since making his international debut in 2012, the attacker has played 65 games and scored nine goals for the Black Stars of Ghana. He recently came out to announce that he has no intentions of retiring from the national team and wants to play in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations next year January.

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By FARPost reporter