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Ghana's World Cup star Christian Atsu seals loan move to Everton

Published on: 08 August 2014
Christian Atsu will be playing at the Goodison Park in the coming season

English club Everton have sealed the loan move for Ghana winger Christian Atsu after convincing Chelsea he will be given enough regular first team action, can confirm.

The 22-year-old's move had been put on hold over Chelsea's doubts he will be given enough first team opportunities to help his progress.

The Stamford Bridge outfit were therefore looking at other alternatives until they got the guarantee they wanted from Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

Atsu will be moving to the blue half of Merseyside on a season-long loan deal.

He will be joining Romelo Lukaku who completed a permanent move from Chelsea last week.

Details of Atsu's loan deal - especially with clauses of how many games he is expected to play and whether Chelsea reserves a right of a January recall - are yet to be made public.

But the Ghana international will be thrilled by the prospect of getting a chance to prove himself in one of the best leagues in Europe.

The former Porto man joined Chelsea last summer on a reported five-year deal but was immediately loaned out to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem alongside a host of other Chelsea youngsters.


This article has 17 comment(s), give your comment
  • Chu says:
    August 09, 2014 01:54 pm
    please ardent fans of GSN, do some good research and post us a link from England that confirms this story cause we know that this site is one that takes entertainment in spreading sweet rumours. i checked one website for the EPL last 2 days and it said Martinez didnt care much if he never gets the lad. Please somebody get me a link. my trust metre for GSN is -3 and will be decreasing as they spread transfer rumours with glee.
  • soccer brain says:
    August 14, 2014 04:42 am
    hahaha are zambian's behind time ?
  • adams says:
    August 09, 2014 05:40 am
    am happy for him too.keep it up boy
  • maubs says:
    August 09, 2014 09:33 am
    yes and there is jeff schlupp too. he is a ghanaian and i expect some great performances of pace and power down the flanks from him this year in the EPL. But yes congrats atsu. it is a wise choice and martinez is very modern, likes his lively flank men and is by all standards a good motivator and developer of players. Good luck atsu and welcome to the big time if you will learn, listen and act with the interest and attitude in winning and helping your team win every game the sky really will be the limit.
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 09, 2014 05:39 pm
    10 FACT ABOUT ZAMBIANS 1. All male kids do not circumsize and that makes them "koti boto" in our Ghanaian language. 2. They eat some food popularly known as "shima" and they eat it with cassava leaves. In Ghana they will known as "aponkye" 3. They drink so much so that, a lot of Zambians here in the USA have had their driving liscense suspended, revoked and have done some jail terms. "We call them "sagy3 am" 4. Most of the men have bad body odour and I guess is because of the penis not been circumsized. 5 They like marrying young women for wives, for example, you will see a 56yr old man with a 22 yr old wife. You can guess what these young ladies do behind these old drunkards with other men especially guys from west Africa. 6. Zambian men eat with two hands like baboons and have no table manners when they have their food. They can disgrace you very quick as an African. 7 They eat salt and sugar like there is no tomorrow. Every food they eat must either be sprinkled with salt or sugar. It is because Zambia is a landlocked country with no shores or coastal harbors. Salt and sugar is their white gold. 8.Most Zambian women would prefer to date a guy or marry a man from west Africa because they call them "trophy" when they get one. It means the west African men are more smart, educated and very civilized and we treat them better than their own. 9. "Shimanga" is a name for a girl and " mulumbi and lingashi " are names for boys. These are just examples. Very shinny names. 10. South Africa is "Zambian's America" they struggle to go to South Africa just like the west struggle to go to America. However, the South Africans even hate them so bad and more often, Zambians will tell you they are from "South Africa" . They are shy to say they are Zambians. Next week will about about our brother next door...
  • Dr Who says:
    August 08, 2014 04:31 pm
    good move
  • Ekow says:
    August 08, 2014 04:08 pm
    Congrats, man.
  • Dickson Peprah says:
    August 08, 2014 11:03 pm
    Dede to Newcastle, plz its a fass or show as [email protected] yes
  • Emmaxy says:
    August 08, 2014 04:43 pm
    Congrat bro. Am happy for u!
  • Goddy says:
    August 08, 2014 05:04 pm
    That's nice. I wonder why he wasn't so keen on the Sunderland move.
  • ARAFAT says:
    August 08, 2014 05:25 pm
  • Andy D says:
    August 08, 2014 05:35 pm
    The next big thing in ghana football after KASA
  • lion-fire says:
    August 08, 2014 05:40 pm
    Ararat. Jeffrey Schulpp is also a Ghanaian
  • ghanaman says:
    August 08, 2014 05:52 pm
  • kwadwo says:
    August 08, 2014 07:07 pm
    Good luck you will get even better
  • yes yes says:
    August 08, 2014 07:34 pm
    dede ayew to join newcastle soon
  • sabato says:
    August 08, 2014 08:28 pm
    der is jeffrey schlupp too