Forgotten Newcastle winger Christian Atsu is reportedly set to be handed a surprise lifeline by manager Steve Bruce.
The Ghana international is nearing the end of his contract and has barely been involved for Bruce’s side for some time now.
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However, Newcastle now have one space in their 25-man squad after seeing DeAndre Yedlin leave in the transfer window.
And according to Shields Gazette, this could allow Atsu to make a surprise comeback for Newcastle, though it may also be that Bruce will look to promote someone from the Under-23s instead.
Atsu has had a strange career, having previously struggled to make an impression at the likes of Chelsea and Everton, though he’s also shown moments of real quality.
Can the 29-year-old now revive his career at St James’ Park?