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Who are Ghana’s current English Premier League stars?

Published on: 03 February 2020
Who are Ghana’s current English Premier League stars?
Ghana striker Jordan Ayew plays for Crystal Palace

Ghana have enjoyed a number of its national team players compete in the English Premier League over the decades. The likes of Tony Yeboah, Sulley Muntari, and Michael Essien have all played in the world’s most watched soccer league and become stars.

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The Premier League currently has three Ghanaian soccer stars plying their trades in the league. It may not be as many soccer players as in years past, but the trio is performing well for their clubs in another exciting season of Premier League soccer. Hopefully, the three can go onto help the Ghana national team when the time comes.

Christian Atsu – Newcastle United

Winger Christian Atsu arrived at Newcastle United in 2017 from Premier League rivals Chelsea. A product of FC Porto’s youth academy, Atsu had experienced a number of loans before Newcastle United paid £6.75 million for his services.

Although he was linked with a transfer to Scottish giants Celtic in the January transfer window, Atsu remained at Newcastle United to fight for a place in a competitive team under manager Steve Bruce.

Since arriving at Newcastle United, Atsu has appeared in 118 games scoring eight goals and adding nine assists.

Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace

The son of former Ghana captain Abedi Pele, Jordan Ayew has experienced a good season at Selhurst Park with Crystal Palace. Ayew has scored six goals and added an assist in 23 games for the Eagles. His six goals have accounted for 27% of Crystal Palace’s goals this season.

Without Ayew, the Eagles’ wings would be clipped. The Ghanaian international is in his second season with Crystal Palace after joining from Swansea City in August 2018.

Crystal Palace paid just £2.52m for Ayew’s services and his play has been key to the team’s success. Jordan Ayew’s brother, Andre, is still at Swansea City in the EFL Championship.

Jordan is the younger of the two and with a contract until 2022 with Crystal Palace, looks to be set on playing in the Premier League for a few more seasons.

Jeffrey Schlupp

Although born in Germany and raised in England, Jeffrey Schlupp’s parents are from Ghana and that is how he qualifies for the Ghanaian national team.

Schlupp started his career with Leicester City after coming through the club’s youth ranks. In 2017, he joined Crystal Palace for a sizeable £12m transfer fee. A full-back by trade, Schlupp started out as a striker before moving to wing.

Since moving all the way back to defence, Schlupp has been a solid player at full-back for a defensive Crystal Palace.

Schlupp’s excellent play in 2019-20 has made many Crystal Palace fans forget about former player Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was transferred to Manchester United in July 2019.

Although injuries have seen Schlupp miss matches this season, he has still appeared in 15 Premier League games scoring twice and adding two assists.

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