Done Deal: Chelsea Confirm Latest Midfield Transfer

Chelsea have confirmed that Ghana winger Christian Atsu has completed his season long loan move to Everton.  The Stamford Bridge outfit had earlier signed Atsu summer from Portuguese Ginats Porto but the player spent the last season on loan at Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem.

Everton have already signed Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in a £28m deal after his successful loan spell last season and Atsu, who had an impressive World Cup campaign in Brazil will significantly boost the Goodison Park outfit’s surge for a top four finish this season after they narrowly missed out last term in Roberto Martinez’s first season in charge.

Atsu is the Toffees’ fourth signing of the summer after Lukaku, Brendan Galloway, Muhamed Besic, and Gareth Barry all signed for the Merseyside club this summer.  The player would most likely make his debut against newly promoted Leicester on Saturday. The youngster would like to have valuable experience with significant game time available to him now, rather is he stayed at Chelsea, he would have to endure frustrating spells on the sidelines under Jose Mourinho

Atsu is a technically gifted winger with raw pace and his ability to skip past defenders at will will hold him under good spirits and he is most likely to flourish in Martinez’s tactical pedigree at Goodison Park.

Martinez seemed delighted of his newest acquistion speaking highly about the youngster, “He’s a player who fits in with the culture and the way we want to play. He’s a very gifted technical footballer and he’s got the right personality and character to fit in with the group, which is vital”

Everton are also featuring in the Europa League this season which would take toll on their squad, hence the manager is focused to improve his squad depth, “For Christian, at 22, to already have played in a World Cup, to have been able to adapt into Portuguese football and into the league in Holland is a really good accumulation of experiences that will be very beneficial, especially with us playing in the Europa League this season.”

It would be interesting to see, should Atsu impress at Everton, would he join the Toffees on a permanent deal like Lukaku has done this season? The abundance of quality of Chelsea is certainly for now, Everton’s gain

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