Christian Atsu responds to speculation he will return to Chelsea next season

The Chelsea and Ghana midfielder has been speaking about the talk of him staking a claim for a starting-berth at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Christian Atsu has been talking about the speculation surrounding his future and his involvement with Ghana at this summer’s World Cup.

The winger-cum-attacking-midfielder joined the Blues from FC Porto last summer, but was almost immediately sent on loan to Vitesse Arnhem. It was there that he scored five goals and set up a further six in 26 Eredivisie appearances.

And following that campaign and his impressive role for his country this summer, he is being tipped to return to Stamford Bridge in the near future.

Atsu has already suggested that he would like to remain in Holland for another year, and now he has been speaking about the speculation linking him with a return to Chelsea.

In quotes published by, the player said, “I am concentrating on the World Cup and my aim is to help the team make the knockout stages.

“What happens to my future after the World Cup will be decided at the right time.”

Atsu has not yet found the net in Brazil but he has played four key passes and had six scoring attempts. However, he may need to polish those shooting boots with only one effort on target to date.

  Total Key PassesTotal Scoring AttemptsOn-target Scoring AttemptsAppsMins
Christian Atsu 4 6 1 2 149

The player's flexibility means he does have a good chance of ultimately making it at Chelsea, as he can play on either wing and as an attacking midfielder.  And considering the competition for places in Jose Mourinho's side, he will need that flexibility if he does want to do what so many of Chelsea's loan stars have so far failed to and break into the first-team.

But as he said himself, for now it is all about the World Cup, and his club future will be decided at a later date.

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