“If you take Abedi Pele, I think Atsu is the most talented player since Abedi left the scene” Mr Tufuoh said on Metro TV.
“The only problem is that Atsu didn’t fulfill his full potential. He should be light years ahead of what Michael Essien did at Chelsea, because the talent was better and more modern.
He explained: “And for those who think Stephen Appiah is the ultimate, no. When it comes to talent, Atsu was ahead of him. Why didn’t it work at Chelsea?
“If it had worked at Chelsea, he would still be at 31 and not in Turkey. That hurts and saddens me more, because the ability of this boy was extraordinary.
Atsu was confirmed dead last Saturday after his lifeless body was pulled from the rubble of the earthquake in Turkey.
It follows days of intense searching after a devastating earthquake hit Turkey and Syria two weeks ago.
Tributes have poured in from far and near with many expressing their condolences to the footballer’s family and loved ones.
On Monday, Abedi Ayew Pele and his family visited the grieving family and donated some items to them.
More former players also visited their deceased colleague’s family home on Tuesday and interacted with them.
Asamoah Gyan and Sulle Muntari are among the group of footballers who visited the family of the late Christian Atsu.
Former Black Stars players Bafur Gan, Emmanuel Agyamung-Badu and Haminu Dramani were present.
Atsu’s body reached Ghana on Sunday evening, a short ceremony was held at the Kotoka International Airport VIP lounge to welcome the body.