Soccer News of Monday, 4 January 2016
English side Bournemouth have expressed their gratitude to Christian Atsu for his time at the Cherries, confirming that the Ghana star has returned to his parent club Chelsea in the English Premier League.
Ghana’s leading football news outfit Ghanasoccernet.com exclusively revealed on Friday that the winger has been recalled by the English champions from a frustrating loan spell at Premier League rivals Bournemouth.
The 23-year-old’s was hardly used by the Cherries in his six-month stay at the newly-promoted club and the one-season deal was cut short to give Atsu the chance to have some playing time.
Atsu, who had been expected to spend the season at Vitality Stadium from Chelsea, was officially recalled on the turn of the New Year
Bournemouth have now confirmed the return of Christian Atsu to Chelsea following a frustrating loan spell with Cherries.
“Everyone at Bournemouth wishes Ghana’s Christian Atsu the best of luck after he was recalled by Chelsea,” the newly-promoted side tweeted on Sunday.
Atsu has already been thrown at the deep end at Chelsea as he has already started training with the Blues.
The Ghanaian international made just two appearances in the League Cup for the Dorset club, starting against Hartlepool and Preston.
Atsu was hampered by a back injury during pre-season before suffering a stress fracture to his shin while on duty with Ghana in September.
He returned to Stamford Bridge for treatment before rejoining Howe’s squad in training at the start of last month.
Atsu had been on a standard loan agreement with Cherries, the terms of which can be reviewed during a transfer window.