Atsu leaves Chelsea for Malaga until end of the season

The Ghana midfielder has signed a six-month loan deal with the La Liga outfit after completing his medical

Malaga CF have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Christian Atsu on loan until the end of the season in an undisclosed fee.

Atsu, 24, was also on the radar of Levante and confirmed holding negotiations with the club’s manager but he has swerved them to join rivals Malaga after landing in Spain on Monday.

Atsu joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and has previously spent time at Everton and Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan but recently endured an injury-blighted loan spell at Bournemouth, making only two League Cup appearances for the Cherries.

He returned to Chelsea last December.

Goal understands that Malaga coach Javi Gracia promised Atsu a starting berth in his team and that influenced his decision to join the club.

Atsu has been capped 42 times with Ghana since making his debut in 2012, scoring nine goals.

Source: Goal

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