Christian Atsu

Martinez: Atsu will excite fans

Published On 16/08/2014 | By Patrick Ansah | Africa, Europe, Ghana, Latest News, Premier League, Top Stories, Transfers, UEFA Europa League

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has heaped praise on new signing Christian Atsu.

Ghana winger Christian Atsu has joined Everton on a season long loan from Chelsea. The Toffees manager believes that Atsu will be a success at the club because of his exceptional qualities.

The Blues boss is quoted as saying on Everton’s official website after signing the youngster: “He will excite fans because he brings something completely different and a different way of playing to what we’ve got in the squad,” Martinez said.

“He’s a player who fits in with the culture and the way we want to play,” he added.

“He’s a very gifted technical footballer and he’s got the right personality and character to fit in with the group, which is vital.

“He’s a left-footed player who loves taking people on and he’s got a really good understanding of the game for such a young man.” the Spaniard further stressed.

“He also brings extra competition in a position which we felt we needed a player full of desire and hunger, who really wants to make things happen in the final third of the pitch.”

The 22-year-old has already began training with Everton’s first team as they prepare ahead of the new season.



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