The 29-year-old has brought a five-year stay at St James Park to an end.
Ghana international Christian Atsu has announced his departure from Newcastle United after five years at the club.
The winger leaves the Magpies after seeing out his contract.
It marks an end to a frustrating last 12 months, where he was frozen out of the first team and had to take a place with the second team. Consequently, he played no part of the club's Premier League campaign in the just-ended season.
"When I arrived in Newcastle almost five years ago, I was made to feel welcomed from the start, by everyone at the club and especially by the fans. I grew to love the city and my young family feel at home here," Atsu posted on social media on Tuesday.
"Sadly, the time has come for me to leave the club, so I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who is part of the Newcastle United family.
"Thank you to the Toon Army fans, a lot of whom I have met around the city.
"I will never forget my time in the North East and for sure I'll follow the results every week. Thank you my geordie staff, players and fans. It's been a pleasure."
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