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Chelsea's Christian Atsu agrees loan move to Everton - report

The talented young winger is set for his first taste of Premier League action with the Toffees.

Christian Atsu's loan move to Everton has been agreed, according to several media sources, with the Ghanaian assured of sufficient first team football to make Chelsea open to a deal.

As one of the many Chelsea youngsters on loan at Vitesse Arnhem last season, Atsu was integral to the Eredivisie club's impressive form. Despite a late season collapse seeing them finish in sixth place, Atsu was one of the top performers, and finished the season with 5 goals and 6 assists.

The speedy winger also featured in Brazil this summer, with Ghana just failing to qualifying from the group of death that housed eventual winners Germany, as well as the USA and Portugal.

Atsu will be the second youngster to head to Goodison Park on loan in recent times, with Romelu Lukaku starring there last season.

Lukaku was a huge success for the Merseyside club and the player, leading to the Belgian agreeing a record breaking permanent switch from Chelsea this summer, one of two loan signings from last year that Roberto Martinez signed up for good.

Lukaku scored 15 league goals in 31 games, the highest amount by an Everton player since Tony Cottee in the 93/94 season. With the former Anderlecht man being just 21-years-old, there is plenty of room for him to mature into one of the top strikers in the world, hopefully meaning he will be worth every penny of the £28 million the Toffees paid for him.

Martinez, Chelsea and Atsu himself will be hoping the winger can have anywhere near as much of a positive impact at Goodison Park, with the London club happy to see either a returning player acclimatised to the Premier League, or with a much higher sale value than the amount they paid to Porto last summer.

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