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Villas-Boas keen to sign Ghana whiz kid Atsu

Published on: 11 November 2012

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas wants chairman Daniel Levy to stump out the £ 12 million needed to sign Ghana prodigy Christian Atsu.

Villas-Boas promoted the skilful winger to the FC Porto first team two seasons ago.

But the Portuguese manager was unable to hand him more playing time the following season when he left to join Chelsea in the summer of 2011.

The Sunday People Newspaper is reporting that Spurs scouts have watched Atsu in Porto's Champions League matches and the feedback has been excellent.

Atsu has been a big hit in Portuguese football having won the Best Young Player for FC Porto for the 2010/2011 season.

The 20-year-old shone on loan at top-flight side Rio Ave last season and was named Player of the Year.

Atsu's wizardry and flair have drawn comparison with Argentina and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi.

He has been named in the nominees for the 2012 Golden Boy Award given to the best European footballer under the age of 21.



This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • ck says:
    November 11, 2012 07:34 am
    he should just come to england.
  • junior mafia says:
    November 11, 2012 07:45 am
    Nice,i hope u get to show ur talent in da epl boi,u need a better exposure. Gud luck
  • Kwadwo Daniel says:
    November 11, 2012 08:07 am
    It is well with u boy. Go ahead and pick the bull by the hone. Ghana is behind u.
  • nwankwo says:
    November 11, 2012 08:49 am
    Lies lies you darkskin heads
  • braquarme says:
    November 11, 2012 08:53 am
    he is playing champs league @ porto...spurs wont give him that and that is a better exposure
  • kwame antwi says:
    November 11, 2012 09:16 am
    that's true, ghanasoccernet is just copy and paste, you can search from transfer news/tottenham want to sign porto prodigy 1430225
  • alex owusu says:
    November 11, 2012 09:25 am
    why some of the fugitive and eligal nigerians in gh seems to disagree wth every good things that comes from gh.eish!u nwanko go to ur country.
  • kantoose says:
    November 11, 2012 09:34 am
    He will be an instant hit in the EPL.
  • junior mafia says:
    November 11, 2012 10:15 am
    @nwakwo nigerian skin bleacher
  • Jaja says:
    November 11, 2012 10:48 am
    No no no! He only plays a bit role with Porto. Let him establsh himself with Porto first. So that he becomes used to playing whole matches first instead of 20 minutes that Porto's giving him right now.
  • phillbanger says:
    November 11, 2012 10:50 am
    How long hav we been hearing this story and notbin is happenin.this site should get their stories stright.get your facts first.lies lies lies,
  • the cockerel says:
    November 11, 2012 04:21 pm
    What sort of comment is this? Bad enough to hear this from white rascists but do we have so little respect for ourselves ( in every sense ) that we resort to this kind of language? Nwankwo, it is possible for to Africans to disagree on any issue without hurling abuse at each other. Infact, it is what MATURE grownups do.