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Chelsea to loan Ghana World Cup star Christian Atsu to English or Bundesliga club

Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu

Ghana international Christian Astu will be loaned out to a club in England and Germany after Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem confirmed he would not be returning for a second loan spell.

The 22-year-old signed for English giants Chelsea last summer but was loaned out to the Dutch side for regular playing time.

It was a successful loan spell for Atsu scored five goals and providing six assists in 30 Eredivisie matches.

Vitesse coach Peter Bosz had hoped Atsu would re-join them for next season but claims top clubs in England and Germany wants the former FC Porto player.

“Atsu won’t return to Vitesse,” Bosz told Voetbal International.

“Almost half of the Bundesliga and the Premier League are interested in him.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unlikely to hand him first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge

And so the youngster must look elsewhere for game time.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. askantwii says:

    Below is Kevin Boateng’s full side of the Brazil fiasco. Read on;

    Kevin Prince Boateng has called the entire Black Stars World Cup campaign in Brazil “amateurish” in his first full interview since being sent home from the tournament.
    In a no holds barred interview with German news outlet Bild,Boateng revealed the circumstances that led to the deterioration of order in the Black Stars camp and also denied ever being rude to Kwasi Appiah.
    “I am very, very disappointed. It just wasn’t a good time.
    The nightmare lasted from the first day of the preparations until the very end.
    I would never have thought that the preparations and the World Cup itself could be so badly organized. The hotels, the flights – everything was amateurish.
    We flew from our first training camp in Amsterdam to Miami. But we flew in two groups, because apparently there wasn’t enough space for all of us. One group went via Atlanta, the other one via New York. We sat at the airport for nine hours and the whole trip was 19 hours. And…
    The flight from Miami to Brazil a week later was 12 hours. We flew economy class, all cramped. The legs hurt. It may sound weird for normal people, but for professional sportsmen it’s an impertinence.
    Our president [GFA president], his wife and his two kids sat in business class on the same flight. In Brazil we finally got a chartered flight. But then the officials managed to lose my luggage somehow. I didn’t have my football boots for some days, no tapes, nothing. It was disastrous.
    The only hotel were we could really prepare in was the one in Miami. We moved in there after we complained because the players didn’t want to stay at the other one.
    Boateng also told Bild the team’s accommodation before the 2-1 loss to USA was less than satisfactory.
    “Before the first WC game against USA we slept at a hotel, I call it a fleabag, which was definitely not recommended by FIFA. There was a severe water damage, the rooms were wet. I had to change rooms, my room had turned into a private swimming-pool because of the water dripping from the ceiling. ”
    The Schalke star also laid into coach Kwesi Appiah,revealing he had been led to believe he would have a starring role with the team and was surprised to sit out Ghana’s opening game.
    “Very surprised. It was him who kept talking about me as the leader and who had declared his confidence in me. I have never had a problem with him and I have always behaved positively. But if somebody asked me whether he is a good coach… No.
    No. But I respect him as a person, like I respect everyone. I have always accepted and respected all decision that he made. I’m just wondering why he begged me to play for Ghana when I was still at AC Milan. Then I make a comeback and suddenly I’m not playing anymore. The president was at one of these talks as well. He gave me his word that we were going to have better travel, better organization and better preparation. He didn’t keep the promise. In the end I was just dissatisfied.
    On the issue of bonuses which sparked an international media frenzy,Boateng said it was the least of the team’s problems during the World Cup.
    “No. That has become part of it and it’s nearly normal. That was the smallest problem. But everything kept stacking up over the whole month. It was catastrophic. The practice conditions, sleeping conditions, everything. I just wonder where all the money goes.
    The GFA makes so much money from sponsors, through FIFA. And it’s certainly not spent on hotels, flights, the squad and the preparations. ”
    Boateng also spoke of the poor team spirit that existed among the playing” bodies and accused some of his team mates of being hypocrites.
    “No. It wasn’t a real team. Everyone was occupied with himself, everyone was talking bad about each other. There were two or three players who were happy about Sulley Muntari’s and my suspension. And those players exactly had told me that I was right about everything. Everyone knows that I have never insulted the coach. But they spoke against Sulley and me in front of him.
    But still, the GFA released a statement saying that you have insulted the coach. People started saying that Boateng couldn’t control himself once again.
    I don’t care about that at all. I’m very relaxed because I know for a fact that I have not done anything like that. ”
    No human being is perfect. But again: No. I have just stated my opinion. There was no player who was happy. We had a perceived 100 meetings with the delegation. We told them that there are countless things that need to be changed. That’s why I’m an easy prey. ”
    Boateng also said he was an easy scape goat to have because he always spoke his mind on issues and this did not go down well with officials whilst also explaining his side of the story in the incident that led to him being kicked out.
    “Because I said to their faces that they are liars who permanently make promises that they never keep. We were lied to constantly.
    Like I have said before: Sulley and I were joking around at practice. The coach stopped, we said everything was OK. Suddenly I had to go to the locker room. Later I asked the coach whether he had something against me. He shouted at me and insulted me, for example by saying “Fuck off”. Due to the rush there was a mix-up with dates. The incident happened four days before my suspension.
    If I had insulted the coach back then, why was I suspended much later on Thursday?
    “On Wednesday there was another meeting with the delegation. That’s when I told the officials that they were lying to us, that they were making hollow promises. Four days after the incident at practice and a day after the meeting I found a white piece of paper under my door, saying I was suspended. I think everyone knows the reason. The president just turned the tables.
    There’s no need to. They have basically thrown me out. I love the country and the people. But under circumstances like this it’s hard for any sportsman to carry on. I will go on holidays right now and I’ll return to Schalke with full force in mid-July. I’ll take it from there.”

    • b4world says:

      i blame akwesi appiah 4 all of this shit,going 2 AC Milan 2 beg this idiot 2 come back,n promising him a leadership role,the guy didn’t want 2 play 4 ghana like we all said from the beginning,but stupid akwesi appiah,dropping more dedicated players 4 this bastard,AKWESI APPIAH NEEDS 2 BE SACKED WITH THE GFA MEMBERS 4 DISGRACING GHANA,we could have have won all 3 group games,but thanks 2 these beggers we r the joke of the world cup,NOW LETS GIVE THE JOB 2 SELLAS TETTAH,A REAL COACH WHO GOT BALLS LIKE STEPHEN KESHIE

  2. askantwii says:

    VKevin Prince Boateng has called the entire Black Stars World Cup campaign in Brazil “amateurish” in his first full interview since being sent home from the tournament.
    In a no holds barred interview with German news outlet Bild,Boateng revealed the circumstances that led to the deterioration of order in the Black Stars camp and also denied ever being rude to Kwasi Appiah.
    “I am very, very disappointed. It just wasn’t a good time.
    The nightmare lasted from the first day of the preparations until the very end.
    I would never have thought that the preparations and the World Cup itself could be so badly organized. The hotels, the flights – everything was amateurish.
    We flew from our first training camp in Amsterdam to Miami. But we flew in two groups, because apparently there wasn’t enough space for all of us. One group went via Atlanta, the other one via New York. We sat at the airport for nine hours and the whole trip was 19 hours. And…
    The flight from Miami to Brazil a week later was 12 hours. We flew economy class, all cramped. The legs hurt. It may sound weird for normal people, but for professional sportsmen it’s an impertinence.
    Our president [GFA president], his wife and his two kids sat in business class on the same flight. In Brazil we finally got a chartered flight. But then the officials managed to lose my luggage somehow. I didn’t have my football boots for some days, no tapes, nothing. It was disastrous.
    The only hotel were we could really prepare in was the one in Miami. We moved in there after we complained because the players didn’t want to stay at the other one.
    Boateng also told Bild the team’s accommodation before the 2-1 loss to USA was less than satisfactory.
    “Before the first WC game against USA we slept at a hotel, I call it a fleabag, which was definitely not recommended by FIFA. There was a severe water damage, the rooms were wet. I had to change rooms, my room had turned into a private swimming-pool because of the water dripping from the ceiling. ”
    The Schalke star also laid into coach Kwesi Appiah,revealing he had been led to believe he would have a starring role with the team and was surprised to sit out Ghana’s opening game.
    “Very surprised. It was him who kept talking about me as the leader and who had declared his confidence in me. I have never had a problem with him and I have always behaved positively. But if somebody asked me whether he is a good coach… No.
    No. But I respect him as a person, like I respect everyone. I have always accepted and respected all decision that he made. I’m just wondering why he begged me to play for Ghana when I was still at AC Milan. Then I make a comeback and suddenly I’m not playing anymore. The president was at one of these talks as well. He gave me his word that we were going to have better travel, better organization and better preparation. He didn’t keep the promise. In the end I was just dissatisfied.
    On the issue of bonuses which sparked an international media frenzy,Boateng said it was the least of the team’s problems during the World Cup.
    “No. That has become part of it and it’s nearly normal. That was the smallest problem. But everything kept stacking up over the whole month. It was catastrophic. The practice conditions, sleeping conditions, everything. I just wonder where all the money goes.
    The GFA makes so much money from sponsors, through FIFA. And it’s certainly not spent on hotels, flights, the squad and the preparations. ”
    Boateng also spoke of the poor team spirit that existed among the playing” bodies and accused some of his team mates of being hypocrites.
    “No. It wasn’t a real team. Everyone was occupied with himself, everyone was talking bad about each other. There were two or three players who were happy about Sulley Muntari’s and my suspension. And those players exactly had told me that I was right about everything. Everyone knows that I have never insulted the coach. But they spoke against Sulley and me in front of him.
    But still, the GFA released a statement saying that you have insulted the coach. People started saying that Boateng couldn’t control himself once again.
    I don’t care about that at all. I’m very relaxed because I know for a fact that I have not done anything like that. ”
    No human being is perfect. But again: No. I have just stated my opinion. There was no player who was happy. We had a perceived 100 meetings with the delegation. We told them that there are countless things that need to be changed. That’s why I’m an easy prey. ”
    Boateng also said he was an easy scape goat to have because he always spoke his mind on issues and this did not go down well with officials whilst also explaining his side of the story in the incident that led to him being kicked out.
    “Because I said to their faces that they are liars who permanently make promises that they never keep. We were lied to constantly.
    Like I have said before: Sulley and I were joking around at practice. The coach stopped, we said everything was OK. Suddenly I had to go to the locker room. Later I asked the coach whether he had something against me. He shouted at me and insulted me, for example by saying “Fuck off”. Due to the rush there was a mix-up with dates. The incident happened four days before my suspension.
    If I had insulted the coach back then, why was I suspended much later on Thursday?
    “On Wednesday there was another meeting with the delegation. That’s when I told the officials that they were lying to us, that they were making hollow promises. Four days after the incident at practice and a day after the meeting I found a white piece of paper under my door, saying I was suspended. I think everyone knows the reason. The president just turned the tables.
    There’s no need to. They have basically thrown me out. I love the country and the people. But under circumstances like this it’s hard for any sportsman to carry on. I will go on holidays right now and I’ll return to Schalke with full force in mid-July. I’ll take it from there.”

  3. Frank says:

    Wee smoker muntari ghanasoccernet put the video now

  4. maubs says:

    thanks for the posting askantwi. look what we ve done to our image in germany and the world? footballers, artista and the like are ambassadors for a country. Bob Marley did for Jamaica and Jamaican economy and image what cocoa board could not do for ghana.Some time one might be blessed to have a high profile native. One time people tried to kill Bob Marley. why? so people coming on here and saying kpb this that and the other,my question is what do you think would happen if he had better things to say about our country in the eyes of german public?the ga say abele kumar aba kumar wo or the new corn must come and add value to the old not displace but add value. some of us have grown kids in europe but we try to tellthem they are ghanains. that is why psome of us fear what will happen if they decide to do something for ghaha rather than for the country where they were born.Treat all how you will wish to be treated and the truth will out so behave decent and the world will hear it ghana football akoroasefuo association.

  5. maubs says:

    sorry for typos but yes the blame lies on gfa of which appiah is part of. to kill the snake you chop of the head and that is what ghana soccer fans are asking for. this is 2014 and i hope corrupted officials are aware technology can reveal what people try to hide under the sun. please corrup officials do the right thing and go or you will get exposed sooner than you know in an even deeper way. save us the embarrassment corrupted gfa officials. and step well down all of ye.