Following a significant earthquake in Turkey, Christian Atsu‘s management told local media that the former Ghanaian international and Chelsea player’s remains had been discovered.
On February 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Turkey and Syria killed more than 43,000 people in both countries, including Atsu, 31.
Initial reports that he had been saved a day after the earthquake proved to be untrue.
His body was discovered beneath the debris in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, according to his manager in Turkey, Murat Uzunmehmet, who spoke to DHA news agency on Saturday.
“We have arrived at his dead body. His possessions are still being taken away. Also discovered was his phone, Uzunmehmet informed DHA.
Midfielder Christian Atsu played for Chelsea for four seasons before moving permanently to Newcastle in 2017.
He joined Turkish Super Lig team Hatayspor in September.