Christian Atsu death : body found 12 days after Turkey earthquake

Chris­t­ian Atsu, who played for New­cas­tle and Chelsea in the Pre­mier League, was found dead in Turkey fol­low­ing the recent earthquake.

The trag­ic news was announced by Atsu’s agent, Nana Sechere, on Twit­ter, reveal­ing that MF’s body was found 12 days after the earth­quake struck.

In it they said, “It is with great regret that we must inform you, dear ones, that the body of Chris­t­ian Atsu was found this morning.

“Our deep­est con­do­lences to his fam­i­ly and loved ones. We would like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to thank every­one for their prayers and support.

“As we make the nec­es­sary prepa­ra­tions, we ask every­one to respect the fam­i­ly’s pri­va­cy dur­ing this very dif­fi­cult time.”

Atu, a 31-year-old Ghana­ian play­er, used to play for Hatayspol in the Turk­ish Super League.

He made 121 appear­ances for New­cas­tle and was part of a side that secured pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier League in 2017, but left the club four years later.

“We are deeply sad­dened to learn that Chris­t­ian Atu has trag­i­cal­ly lost his life in a dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake in Turkey,” New­cas­tle said in a mes­sage post­ed on Twitter.

“A tal­ent­ed play­er and a spe­cial per­son, he will always be fond­ly remem­bered by the play­ers, staff and fans. Rest in peace Christian.

There was also a time when Atsu was on loan to anoth­er club while sign­ing with Chelsea.

“Every­one at Chelsea Foot­ball Club is dev­as­tat­ed to hear of the trag­ic pass­ing of for­mer play­er Chris­t­ian Atsu. Our thoughts are with his fam­i­ly and friends,” Chelsea said in a statement.

For­mer Chelsea cap­tain John Ter­ry tweet­ed a pho­to of Atsu with the mes­sage, “RIP my friend.”

Atu made 13 appear­ances for Ever­ton after spend­ing a sea­son on loan at the Mersey­side club in 2014–15.

“We are deeply sad­dened by the news today that Chris­t­ian Atsu was found dead in an earth­quake that struck Turkey ear­li­er this month,” the Good­i­son Park club said on Twitter.

“Our thoughts are with his fam­i­ly, friends, @Hatayspor_FK’s team­mates and all those affect­ed by this trag­ic event that claimed so many lives.”

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