By Russell Edge

29th Apr, 2017 | 8:32am

'Unreal', 'Would come cheap' - Newcastle fans urge club to sign up 25-year-old

By Russell Edge

Newcastle fans rushed to social media to sing the praises of on-loan winger Christian Atsu after he impressed in their victory over Chelsea.

The Chelsea-owned man won and scored a sublime free kick to open the scoring in the Magpies’ 2-0 over the Welsh side, and keep his team in with a chance of catching league leaders Brighton for the Championship title.

It is the first time in the winger’s career that he has scored league goals in successive matches, after finishing an incisive breakaway in Newcastle’s 4-1 win over Preston.

With his impressive performances, Atsu is proving a point to boss Rafael Benitez and the Newcastle hierarchy, who are reported by ESPN to be mulling over a £6.5m deal for the Ghanaian international.

After his goal against the Bluebirds, the 25-year-old thanked the fans in their support and praised his fellow players on his official Twitter account.

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Fans were quick to follow Atsu’s lead and took to social media to praise his performance, as well as urge the club to sign him on a permanent deal.

Most of the Toon Army were ecstatic with Atsu, and here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

However, not every fan was convinced he had done enough to earn a permanent deal at St James’ Park:

In other Newcastle news, Jamie Carragher has made claims over Rafa Benitez’s future at the club.

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