Report: Christian Atsu signs with Chelsea, is loaned to Vitesse

Valerio Pennicino

In what surely is simply a bit of opportunistic, low-risk, can't-fail business, Chelsea have apparently just about wrapped up the Christian Atsu transfer.  Tipping the scales at a measly £3.5m - also known as half a Marin - it really is just bargain bin shopping.  And since we were in such clear and desperate need for further attacking midfield reinforcement, we've immediately sent him to our B Team in Arnhem.

English side Chelsea have signed talented Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu and have immediately been loaned him to Dutch club Vitesse Arnheim.

The 23-year-old join for a fee of around £3.5 million from Portuguese giants Porto.

The Ghana international, who has just a year left on his contract with Porto, will arrive in Holland on Friday to undergo the medical before he is presented by Vitesse Arnheim.

-source: GHANAsoccernet

So if we were just going to loan him out anyway, why not leave him at Porto?  Why go through the hassle of moving the player to another league?  Especially when that the destination team is already full of other Chelsea wing-forward prospects?

Oh.  Well, at least you keep things interesting, Portugal.  First Bruma, now this.

So, good luck at Vitesse, Christian.  And good luck to the Vitesse manager in trying to pick from all these loanees and the rest of his contracted players while keeping not only all of them but Chelsea happy as well.

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