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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet dismisses interests in Ghana winger Christian Atsu

Published on: 31 July 2014
Christian Atsu spent last season on loan at Vitesse

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has dismissed reports he is interested in signing Ghana winger Christian Atsu.

The English media had reported on Wednesday that Chelsea have given the 22-year-old permission to speak with the Black Cats over a loan move.

But Sunerland manager Gus Poyet says the skillful Ghanaian is not part of his transfer plans.

“No [in signing Atsu]. It was Marcos [Alonso] and Fabio [Borini] who were close,” he told Chronicle Live.

Atsu is on the hunt for a new club after he was left out of Chelsea’s pre-season plans.

The former FC Porto man joined the Blues last summer on a reported five-year deal but he was immediately loaned out Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.

The 22-year-old who played for Ghana at the 2014 World Cup has since returned to Stamford Bridge but is likely to be loaned out for the second successive season.

English club Everton are also said to be interested in taking the Ghanaian on loan.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • King says:
    July 31, 2014 01:40 pm
    Astsu put your pride aside and join Lorient in France.
  • Pinkus says:
    July 31, 2014 01:47 pm
    Will somebody advice Atsu and John Boye about their terrible hair cuts?
  • ERIC ABBAN says:
    July 31, 2014 02:27 pm
    Have u seen a lawyer , banker, docter , or a well educated personality with this kind of her cut before? it only this school drop out who will go for this haircut.
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    July 31, 2014 02:44 pm
    King, are you an agent for Lorient or whatever, and how much have they promised you?
  • achei says:
    July 31, 2014 11:19 am
    where z atsu going? He had a good team.
  • blackdoggydogg says:
    July 31, 2014 06:37 pm
    @ Eric abban & Pinkus. U talk too much abah! What has haircut got to do with playing performance? Compare Ronaldo, owusu afriyie, tony baffour, asamoah gyan, vidal, etc. Go n restrict ur kwashiorkor children. Two knowns.....rags!
  • King says:
    July 31, 2014 07:06 pm
    @Edwardo,Maryland,No I am not an agent of lorient,but only advising struggling players to go there and seek refuge.
  • maubs says:
    July 31, 2014 08:18 pm
    what has his hair cut got to do with anything eh? which banker, doctor or lawyer are you talking about? a ghanaian one isnt? football is show business. hair cut dont matter as long as you are doing what you suppossed to do with the ball. It is that sort of thinking that makes people like AA get rewarded even though it is apparent to all that he is not ready for BS job yet. As for Astu i reckon he will have to learn some lessons real fast just like a lot of the other ghanaian players that when you are given a platform to perform do your best. Potential is no good to EPL managers. They pay top money yes but they expect performance. Its really something to watch a man comfortably dribble like Atsu yet cannot for once lay on a good pass or cross to a team mate; a player can driblle like Astu yet dont have a clue to enter the box where he stands a chance of winning a penalty. Astu work on such things. If you have to get a personaltrainer then do so. A lot of good dribblers have come into EPL and when they encounter or see tackles they stay out of the box. Not entering the box enough with your dribbles is what has costed Astu his place in the Chelsea team.