Footballer Christian Atsu, formerly of Chelsea, Málaga and Newcastle United has been confirmed dead after he went missing for over nine days.
The sad development was confirmed by his agent in Turkey, Murat Uzunmehmet.
“Christian Atsu was found and had unfortunately passed away,” he said through a brief statement on social media.
The disappearance of Atsu, who had been a member of Turkish club Hatayspor, had shocked the sports world.
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Okay.ng can confirm that he 31-year-old Ghanaian, until his sudden demise was playing in Turkey after a long career that had taken him through several of the world’s top leagues.
After starring for Porto, he was signed by Chelsea and belonged to the London team for four seasons, in which he was on loan to various clubs such as Málaga, with whom he came to play in the Spanish First Division. He participated in 12 games and scored 2 goals.