Christian Atsu advised by Chelsea teammates to join Everton

Atsu said fellow professionals at Chelsea talked about Everton being a great club.

Winger Christian Atsu has revealed that his team-mates at Chelsea advised him to join Everton - advice that Atsu followed this summer. 

He's quoted by the Everton website, saying: “After the World Cup, when I came back to Chelsea they told me of Everton’s interest. I told them Everton were a great Club and I would prefer to play for them.

“I think Everton is a great Club with a great manager and they try to play football, which is very important for me.

“When I was training with Chelsea a lot of the players told me Everton is a great Club."

The 22-year-old will be hoping to have similar success at Goodison Park under Roberto Martinez like Gareth Barry, Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku had last season.

Two of the three ended up becoming permanent signings for the club but Deulofeu ended up returning to Barcelona. 

There seems to be little doubt that Atsu will benefit from his time at Everton this season, as Martinez has shown he is prepared to give players a chance to impress in the first team - and there are likely to be plenty of opportunities given the Toffees involvement in the Europa League this season.

Atsu showed his ability whilst playing for Ghana at the World Cup, and Chelsea will be hoping he will get valuable experience during his time on Merseyside at a very high level.

He was an unused substitute for the weekend's 2-2 draw against Leicester City.

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