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Ghana World Cup star Christian Atsu completes loan move to Everton

Published on: 13 August 2014
Roberto Martinez and Christian Atsu

Ghana winger Christian Atsu finalized his loan move to English Premier League side Everton on Wednesday after a successful medical.

The 22-year-old met up with manager Roberto Martinez for the first time on Wednesday after completing his routine medical.

The former FC Porto star has become Everton's fourth signing this summer following the arrivals of Lukaku, Muhamed Besic, and a permanent deal for last season’s loanee Gareth Barry.

"I'm very happy to be joining Everton because it's a great club, which likes to play football, and it's a great pleasure to be here," Atsu told the club’s official website.

"Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream for me and I have achieved that dream.

"This is the biggest level for me to play at. I know that it's a very competitive league and I believe with hard work we're going to be successful this season."

Atsu, who played in all of Ghana’s three matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

He was signed by Chelsea last summer in a five-year swoop but immediately loaned him out to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.

This will therefore be Atsu's second loan spell out since joining the Stamford Bridge outfit.

He is expected to play more games at Everton to aid his development as an enterprising rising star.



This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Dr Who says:
    August 14, 2014 05:17 am
    Atsu.....Atsu.....Atsu...How many times did I mention your name?.....I have instantly become an Everton supporter bcos of u...As the only Ghanaian in the premiership,I know u will make us proud.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    August 14, 2014 08:27 am
    Good move for Atsu! Martinez is an excellent manager and will transform him into a world class player.
  • mumbi says:
    August 13, 2014 10:14 pm
    Am sorrrrrry 4 insulting u fellow Ghanaians.You that I just jealous your team and I want our national team to be like yours.Moreover our site zambfoot is very boring that's why I always come here to make fun of you.Respect Ghana black stars.
  • mumbi says:
    August 13, 2014 10:13 pm
    All hail our Africa Messi:This is a good move.All the best dribbling magician.
  • Assisi says:
    August 13, 2014 10:16 pm
    Excellent move. Glad to see u complete this move to Everton. The Fans in uk will find out that you are the best player in the world. U could be better than Messi and CR7 if u help Everton win the premiership for the first time. For your sake, I'm supporting Everton against any English team to win the premiership just like I supported Napoli when maradona went there and singlehandly helped them to win the serie A.
  • Saha says:
    August 13, 2014 11:04 pm
    Good move bro
  • banger says:
    August 13, 2014 11:08 pm
    Gud move kid.very happy 4 u