Tony Yeboah exploded into the Premier League in the mid-nineties, arriving at Leeds United from Germany.
He was only at Elland Road for two and a half years and had injury problems but still managed 24 goals in only 47 games.
He was one of those players that rarely seemed to score an ordinary goal and in his first game against Newcastle scored the winner at St James Park in a 2-1 win for Leeds, Robbie Elliott getting the consolation goal in April 1995.
With 29 goals in 59 matches for Ghana, Tony Yeboah was also a legend for his country.
Now he is hoping that Christian Atsu will follow in his footsteps, the winger is already one of his country’s established best players and now Yeboah is ‘delighted’ Atsu now has the opportunity at club level.
Atsu has had five loan spells in the past four years since signing for Chelsea in 2013 but now Tony Yeboah believes the winger has ‘found a base at a very good club like Newcastle United‘.
The retired star says that the ‘Premier League will test him incredibly’ but that Atsu ‘is such a good player’ he could be set to finally prove himself at club level at the highest level.
Let’s hope he is right as it looks pretty certain that the Ghanaian international will start the season in the team against Spurs, as Jacob Murphy is given time to adapt.
Tony Yeboah talking to KweseESPN:
“I am delighted with Christian Atsu’s current situation.
“He’s been tossed around on loan from one club to the other but he seems to have found a base at a very good club like Newcastle United.
“The Premier League will test him incredibly.
“It requires strength, a strong personality and such great discipline.
“But he is such a good player and I really hope he can prove that in the Premier League next season.”