Newcastle had to submit a revised 25-man squad following the closure of the January transfer window. The club signed midfielder Joe Willock on loan from Arsenal, but the 21-year-old did not need to fill a slot in the squad due to his age, and DeAndre Yedlin’s departure for Galatasaray freed up a place.
Steve Bruce yesterday revealed that winger Christian Atsu would fill this spot in his squad ahead of Henri Saivet – and the Premier League have confirmed the revised group.
“Christian Atsu comes back into it,” said United’s head coach. “There was only him or Saivet to choose from, so it was pretty straightforward.”
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Atsu – who had been available for transfer – hasn’t played a game for United since coming off the bench in a Carabao Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers in September. The 29-year-old, like Saivet, is out of contract the end of season.