One of the brightest Black Stars is Christian Atsu Twasam, for whom a move to the Premier League may become a reality imminently. Since planting himself in the White Hart Lane hot seat, Tottenham?s new manager Andre Villas-Boas has indicated his desire to enlist Joao Moutinho, captain of AVB?s former club Porto. While there is still scope for the Portuguese midfielder to make the switch to North London, various sources indicate that it may be Christian Atsu, Porto?s young Black Star, who makes the move first.

The left sided attacker spent last season on loan at Rio Ave, and impressed in his temporary stint at Big River, winning the club?s Player of the Season award in the process. Still only 20, the diminutive winger is probably one for the future, but after scoring on his Black Stars debut against Lesotho at the beginning of this summer, there are many who feel that he is ready to take a step up in his career. The player?s new nickname, ?Messi?, certainly suggests that he is capable of great things.

As well as technique, speed, and a tactical nous that belies his youth, Atsu can also weigh in with the odd sublime goal too; a deft finish against Benfica last season proving what he can do in the big games.?It was AVB who first promoted Atsu to Porto?s first team back in May 2011, and an impending reunion at White Hart Lane could well suit both parties.

Unlike Atsu, Marseille?s Andre Ayew is a player who has already established himself at a top European side, and whilst the midfield dynamo still has more to achieve at Stade V?lodrome, he may be off to another European superpower before very long.

It was reported recently that Internazionale were favourites to snap up the Black Star, but at Ghana we believe that a move to the Premier League might be even more appropriate for the man nicknamed Dede.

Standing at only 5 foot 9, Ayew may on first glace appear to be too slight to be truly effective in the hustle and bustle of the Premier League ? but the Black Star has a bite that?s bigger than his bark ? only this week OM boss Elie Baup had to intervene as Ayew incensed Mathieu Valbuena with an over-zealous tackle.

With Ayew?s popularity among his teammates in decline, and bigger dogs sniffing around, he may be departing the South of France sooner rather than later. Both Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly shown interest in the left-sided midfielder, and a move to the Premier League may be on the horizon.

3. ANTHONY ANNAN ? Schalke 04

During the Afcon tournament earlier this year, Schalke midfielder Anthony Annan won a whole host of new admirers after stoically playing on despite his mother?s death after a short illness. At the time the player could have been forgiven for taking his eye off the ball, or even leaving the Black Stars? camp and returning to his family ? even the late Ghanaian president John Atta Mills was on hand to offer his condolences to the dynamic midfielder.

Annan didn?t leave the camp though, and in fact, his performances didn?t even suffer, as he manfully took up his place at the base of the team?s midfield, repelling attack after attack as Goran Stevanovic?s team made to the semi-finals. Whilst many in Ghana were disappointed with the team?s performances, Annan largely escaped criticism, the tournament demonstrating why he is such a prized asset to this Black Stars side.

Despite having two years left on his contract in Gelsenkirchen, it seems likely that Annan will not be sticking around in the Bundesliga ? there is news making round that he is heading to Osasuna. Manchester United were once linked with the player, but more recently it has been clubs such as Belgian giants Anderlecht which have reportedly shown interest. With his tenacious style and boundless energy, the pintsized midfielder could also be a hit in the Premier League ? Annan could well become a star at a mid-table side looking for a little more bite and a little more passion in the middle of the park.

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