Christian Atsu joins Malaga on loan until end of the season

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A player who has spent most of his recent playing career away from his parent club is to join another club, yet again on a loan spell.

Christian Atsu has completed a loan move to Spanish side Malaga from Chelsea, as confirmed by official reports on the Blues' website.

Atsu, who signed for Chelsea from Porto in 2013, has spent his entire Stamford Bridge career on loan at various other teams to aid his development. However, his recent loan spells in England with Everton and more recently Bournemouth, haven't been what the player and Chelsea would have envisioned, which resulted in Atsu being recalled from the latter earlier than expected.


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Since a loan spell with Chelsea's feeder club Vitesse in Holland, playing the majority of the season, he has only played in a handful amount of games during his time in England but has been given a lifeline in Spain.

According to Sky Sports, Malaga weren't the only Spanish side interested in the Ghanian winger, with Rayo Vallecano and Levante also heavily interested. It is believed Malaga had won the race to get the Atsu's signature as they were prepared to guarantee a significant amount of first-team football.

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It has been regarded as a good piece of business for the southern Spanish side, who recently lost Nordin Amrabat who joined Watford, meaning the 24-year-old can be placed straight into the starting line-up and prove to Chelsea why they signed him in the first place.

Although he is still only 24-years-old, he has represented his nation Ghana 49-times and was recently named the Player of the Tournament at last year's African Cup of Nations, proving that he still is a player with special talent, but may just need the chance to prove it on the big stage.

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