FORMER Chelsea star Christian Atsu has beeb found alive According to report coming from the team
It is understood the dad was on the ninth floor of an apartment block when two earthquakes rocked Turkey today, devastating at least 12 cities and killing 1,000s.
Rescuers desperately tried to find Ghana star Atsu after he was caught up in the first powerful 7.8 magnitude quake.
Several members of his new team had to be rescued from their homes after the earthquake struck at 4am local time.
But Atsu and Hatayspor’s sporting director Taner Savut were reported missing under rubble.
After a huge search effort, the ex-Newcastle winger has been rescued and is in hospital, reports
The 31-year-old has injuries to his right foot and breathing difficulties, according to the Portuguese outlet.
Atsu, who has three kids with wife Marie-Claire, plays for Hatayspor, who he joined last summer.
The earthquake hit hard in Kahramanmaras, where Hatayspor are based.
Atsu, who scored deep into stoppage time on Saturday to secure a 1-0 win over Kasimpasa, left St James’ Park during the summer of 2021 after making 121 appearances for the club.
He joined Chelsea from Porto for £3.5million in 2013 but didn’t make a single appearance for the Premier League giants.