Ghanaian international, Christian Atsu has been recalled from loan at AFC Bournemouth. Reports gathered reveal that the Chelsea attacking midfielder/winger is back to training at Stamford Bridge. The player endured a frustrating loan spell at Bournemouth where he played just two League cup games and no single appearance at all in the Premier league.
Atsu joined Chelsea September 1, 2013 on a five-year contract believed to be worth £3.5m. He began his loan saga by joining Dutch club, Vitesse for the remainder of the 2013/14 season. He returned back to the Premier league, but on loan to Everton for the 2014/15 season, before switching to Bournemouth for the 2015/16 campaign.
Chelsea decided to truncate the loan deal with Bournemouth seeing that the player is not benefitting from the arrangement. Atsu’s progression has been blighted by series of injuries that have seen him play just two games so far this season.
It remains uncertain what the next step is for the Ghanaian star, but it is certain that his fate will be decided by manager, Guus Hiddink. Some claim that the player may be called upon to feature for the Blues for the rest of the season considering that Hiddink and owner, Roman Abramovich are great fans. With Hazard’s injury worries this season, Atsu may coming handy in the Blues’ midfield set up. It is however reported in some quarters that the 23-year-old midfielder is set for yet another loan spell.