Former Premier League star Christian Atsu has reportedly been ‘found alive’ following the tragic 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Turkey.
The former Chelsea and Newcastle winger, now at Tremendous Lig side Hatayspor, was claimed to be lacking with a search and rescue procedure underway adhering to the disaster on Monday early morning.
In accordance to Turkish news outlet Star, Atsu – along with club sporting director Taner Savut – have been caught up in the purely natural disaster in Kahramanmaras, wherever Hatayspor are centered.
They have stated that two gamers from Hatayspor – Burak Oksuz and Bertug Yildirim – ended up rescued from the rubble.
And two associates of the technical group – Ekrem Eksioglu and Osman Ates – also survived the wreckage with their overall health said to be very good.
Portuguese outlet A Bola noted on Monday evening that Atsu has been ‘found alive’ but is in clinic with accidents to his correct foot and with respiratory difficulties.
The report adds that Atsu’s teammates Onur Ergun and Burak Oksuz were being also uncovered alive by rescue groups and Portuguese Hatayspor gamers Ruben Ribeiro and Cape Verdean Ze Luís are secure. In the meantime, Hatayspor defender Kerim Alici got out of the rubble himself.
There has not been any affirmation on Atsu’s wellness or whereabouts from his club or from Turkish media.
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Ghana intercontinental Atsu joined Chelsea in 2013, where by he was shipped off on mortgage spells to Everton and Bournemouth, alongside with Vitesse, Malaga and Newcastle.
The Magpies turned his short term remain into a everlasting switch in 2017 soon after Atsu helped the Toon win the Championship title.
He stayed at the club until eventually 2021, right before building the move to the Middle East where he then returned to Europe very last calendar year to hyperlink up with Hatayspor.
Newcastle have taken to social media to condition they hope Atsu is found alive and effectively, as they tweeted: “Praying for some beneficial news Christian Atsu.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea tweeted: “We’re praying for you, Christian Atsu.”
Atsu experienced only scored his 1st aim for the club this weekend prior to the earthquake hitting in a 1- win more than Kasimpasa.
Turkish newspaper Haberturk have stated that Hatayspor midfielder Onur Ergun and club translator Emre have also not been reached.
In the meantime Yeni Malatyaspor goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan is also missing.
The second-tier outfit introduced a assertion on Instagram, wherever they claimed: “To the knowledge of the widespread.
“Our goalkeeper, Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan, is in the making that was broken and destroyed in the earthquake.
“‘Search and rescue initiatives keep on. As of now, there has been no information from him nevertheless.”
As of nonetheless, it is reported at minimum 3,500 folks are feared to have died in the earthquake that struck the region at all over 4am on Monday morning.
And professionals have claimed that determine could increase to as significant as 10,000 individuals right after Turkey was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake soon right after.