Christian Atsu has left Chelsea Football Club to join Malaga, the Spanish side, on loan until the end of the season it has been revealed.
Atsu was brought in to Stamford Bridge from Porto in September 2013 but hasn’t yet made a competitive appearance for the Blues. He has been on loan at Bournemouth so far this season but didn’t make any Premier League appearances for the South coast club.
As is the case with many of Chelsea’s younger players, the Ghanian has spent most of his time signed to the club on loan elsewhere. He was at Everton last season and has also spent time with Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie.
Atsu initially told BBC Sport that he was heading to Levante, another Spanish club, but the move didn’t come off and so Malaga jumped in. The 24 year old said, “Spanish football will suit me. A player should be able to play in any league but right now it’s not what suits you or doesn’t suit you it’s where I will get time to play”.
Chelsea released a statement on their official website confirming that the player would head to the Primera Division side to ‘continue his development’.