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Celtic close in on loan deal for Christian Atsu

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Celtic are ready to take Chelsea’s young World Cup star Christian Atsu to Parkhead on a loan deal according to the Daily Mail.

Manager Ronny Delia wants to bring in fast winger Atsu to add to his newly inherited squad and build upon the success of becoming the Scottish Champions again last season.

Celtic, who came out winners of the Scottish Premiership in the 2013/14 season by a staggering 29 points to nearest rivals Motherwell, have shown themselves to be a good destination for Atsu.

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The young Ghanaian star, 22, has attracted a lot of attention over the last few years, as Premier League big spenders Chelsea secured a deal for him from Porto worth around £5 million back in August of last year. Now he has returned from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem with a great reputation.

Prospect

This allowed him to gain great popularity and to show what he is made of on the biggest stage of them all at this summers World Cup, playing in all three of Ghana’s matches and gaining the nickname "the Ghanaian Messi".

Aston Villa, West Ham, Hamburg and Espanyol are all in the race to capture the young talent ahead of the new campaign.

SPL bound?

However, Atsu might be swayed to Scotland by the fact that Celtic have Champions League football to offer to him and still a very high standard of football.

And that Champions League football will kick-off tonight as The Hoops travel to Iceland for their second round qualifying tie against KR Reykjavik hoping to secure a win going into the second leg.

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