Christian Atsu Joins Bournemouth On Loan

By Peter Pedroncelli Published: June 1, 2015, 7:02 am
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Ghanaian striker Christian Atsu has completed his one-year loan deal for Bournemouth from Chelsea, after his loan to Everton ended.

The attacker disappointed at the Merseyside club during the recently ended campaign, only registering a handful of appearances for Everton this season, as he struggled to break into the side following his loan move from Chelsea.

Five appearances were all that he could muster, but with his new side he is likely to find far more game time. The newly promoted Premier League outfit have welcomed him to the club with praise, and they are expecting him to do well at the Cherries.

“It is a huge coup to us as a club that he was so keen to come here,” Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said, according to BBC Sport.

“Eddie Howe has got the team playing an exciting brand of football which has earned us plaudits nationwide. I am confident that Christian will flourish under his watchful eye and amongst this talented group,” Blake added.

Despite his struggles at Everton, he was  almost unstoppable when he represented the Ghana national team at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) earlier this year.

Atsu’s silky passing and stealthy running with the ball made him stand out at the tournament, as he guided his team to the final, even hitting the upright during the regulation 120 minutes before penalties with a stunning strike from distance which could have changed the destiny of the game.

He played in all six games for the Black Stars and won the Nissan Goal of the Tournament after a stunning strike against Guinea in the quarter-final, as well as the AFCON Player of the Tournament for his exploits throughout the competition.

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