Posted On Monday, 29th July 2013
Porto have left out Christian Atsu from their provisional squad for the 2013/14 season – signalling the team’s readiness to sell the Ghana winger.
The 21-year-old has refused to extend his existing deal which expires at the end of the upcoming season.
Atsu has been linked to a move to the English Premier League with giants Liverpool the most talked of.
Porto have however failed to reach a deal to sell the Ghana international who was left out of the team’s pre-season tour of Holland, Venezuela and Colombia.
The Portuguese champions have now revealed the greatest hint of their preparedness to cash in on the flying winger by excluding him from the team’s provisional squad for the new season.
The team of players were presented to the club fans at the Dragao over the weekend with Atsu and another potential departee; Rolando conspicuously missing.
None of the players were however spotting Atsu’s no.27 jersey – meaning the player’s exit remains in doubt.
Porto are believed to be holding out for the best possible deal for the Ghanaian considered to be one of the bright football prospects.
They remain in negotiations with interested clubs and are believed to wait until transfer deadline day to sell Atsu if they are unable to talk him into signing a new deal.