Ghanasoccer.net reports that before his untimely demise, footballer Christian Atsu Twasam was struggling with a divorce.
After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey last week, killing over 40,000 people and injuring thousands more, Christian Atsu tragically lost his life there.
Reports from Ghannasoccer state that Atsu had been separated from his wife for some time before the tragic events of the Turkey earthquake claimed his life.
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There are rumors that Christian Atsu did not back or even know about his wife’s 2021 book, “Stop Bullying Me,” despite the fact that it became an Amazon bestseller.
Unfortunately, Atsu’s 12-year marriage to his German wife, Marie-Clarie, began to suffer as his deal with Newcastle neared its end.
Atsu’s marriage started to fall apart after his mother-in-law moved in with them in the UK in 2021.
As a consequence of his wife’s increased attention to her mother, Atsu began to feel isolated in the home.
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A source told GHANAsoccernet.com that “his mother-in-law has taken control of everything in the house,” making it difficult for him to play with his children.
“Atsu was enraged to the core at this. So, in order for them to continue living their private lives, he instructed the wife to politely request that her mother relocates to Germany.”
“His wife objected to the idea because she believed the player didn’t want her mother to live with them, which is how their marital issues began”.
“Atsu was fervently looking for a new club at that time because he only had two months left on his contract with Newcastle.”
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The source also added: ”At this point, a well-known Ghanaian football agent managed to get him a club in Turkey, but the player was not interested in working there.
“Atsu then moved to Saudi Arabia and signed for Al Raed after failing to find a club in Europe. Due to a long-standing disagreement [with the wife] before he left for Saudi Arabia, the wife then used his absence to push for a divorce.
“He took the decision to return to Ghana due to injuries and a dip in form in Saudi Arabia. He considered hanging up his boots but before that, he had plans to play for his boyhood team, Hearts of Oak, even if only for a season.”
“He decided to change his career plans at that point and also needed money to fund a ton of unfinished projects in Ghana.
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“He then made the decision to put off his plans to don the Rainbow jersey in order to sign a lucrative new deal with another European team.
“Hatayaspor was his only choice and so decided to relocate to Turkey. Remember that before moving to Saudi Arabia, he turned down a rich offer from an unknown Turkish club because he wanted to spend his final years with Hearts of Oak.”
“If the divorce proceeding hadn’t begun, Atsu would have returned to Ghana and be playing in the Ghana Premier League.”