Christian Atsu: I couldn’t say no to Chelsea

BY: Peter Sarbah
Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu

Despite his unsuccessful stint with English Premier League side, Chelsea, Ghana’s Christian Atsu has defended his decision to switch from Porto to the Stamford Bridge.

The 29-year-old winger joined the London club in 2013 on a five-year contract, for a reported £3.5 million but had to be shipped out on loan to Dutch side, Vitesse Arnhem before moving to Everton, Bournemouth, Malage and Newcastle.

However, the winger insists that his decision to join the ‘Blues’ ‘was the right decision that I made.’

‘If someone tells me this road is wrong, they must know what would have happened if I’d stayed at Porto,’ he told the Athletic. ‘Would I be at a big European club now? Maybe, but nobody can tell me that for certain. If Chelsea wants to sign you, how can you say no?

‘I believed I could make it at Chelsea so I went there. It didn’t happen but that does not make it a bad move.’

Currently Ghana international is without a club and he’s now looking for his next move, which is likely to be outside of England.