Christian Atsu leaves Chelsea for Malaga on loan
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 26/01/16 1:47pm
Chelsea have confirmed forward Christian Atsu has joined Malaga on loan until the end of the season.
Malaga beat off competition from Levante and Rayo Vallecano and their success is believed to be down to the amount of first-team football they are offering the 24-year-old.
Atsu spent the first half of the season on loan with Bournemouth, but he failed to make a single league appearance and was restricted to only two starts in the Capital One Cup.
The winger joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013, but is yet to make a first-team appearance and spent a year apiece on loan with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem and Everton, where he made five Premier League appearance in the 2014-15 season.
Atsu replaces Nordin Amrabat in the Malaga squad following the Moroccan forward's switch to Watford earlier in the transfer window.
He may not be the last player to leave Chelsea this month either, with midfielder Ramires close to a £25m move to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.
And striker Loic Remy could depart Stamford Bridge on a loan deal, with Crystal Palace and former club Newcastle interested in taking the Frenchman, as well as title challengers Leicester.