Christian Atsu has defended his move to Chelsea, saying it was the right choice

Atsu joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 after a bright stint with Portuguese side FC Porto. However, the 29-year old failed to make any appearance for the London club and eventually left to join Newcastle in 2017.

Atsu received a lot of criticism for his move to Stamford Bridge from some section of Ghanaians but insists he was meant to star with the Blues.

In an interview with The Athletic, Atsu said the fact that the move did not work out does not make it a bad one.

“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.” He added that the magnitude of a club like Chelsea meant there was no way he could have said no. “Would I be at a big European club now? Maybe, but nobody can tell me that for certain. If Chelsea want to sign you, how can you say no?

Christian Atsu joined Newcastle initially on loan in 2016 before completing a permanent transfer the following year. Atsu is now a free agent after his spell with Newcastle ended after the 2020/2021 footballing season.

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