Sat 18 February 2023 | 13:35

Terry and former clubs pay tribute to Atsu's death following the earthquake

After 12 days of search following the devastating earthquake in Turkey, the body of the former Chelsea and Newcastle player was found on Saturday with his agent confirming the news.

Christian Atsu's former captain at Chelsea, John Terry, took it to Twitter to pay tribute to the late Ghana footballer, posting an image of

Christian Atsu

writing: "RIP my friend."

While Chelsea called his death "

enormous sadness"



called him: "

A talented player and a special person, he will always be fondly remembered by our players, staff and supporters."

Bournemouth also joined the other two Premier League clubs in paying tribute to the player who spent the first half of the 2015-16 season on loan. All three clubs will wear commemorative black armbands in their fixtures this week, while Chelsea will hold a minute's applause before their meeting with Southampton. Newcastle and Liverpool will also hold a minute's silence before their Saturday clash at Saint James Park.

Atsu joined Chelsea in 2013 but never made an appearance for the Blues. He played for Newcastle United between 2016 and 2021 before joining the Turkish club Hatayspor in 2022.



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