In a short interview with a Dutch media source called Voetbal Primuer, Chelsea FC and Netherlands defender Patrick Van Aanholt said that he is “done” at Chelsea FC. Van Aanholt also said that he does not know where he will be playing next year which likely rules out another loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem. The youngster spent the past two seasons on loan at the Dutch club and has impressed enough to be considered for the Netherlands 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup. Unfortunately he was ultimately not selected for the squad but he has shown a great deal of promise.
There were rumors that Chelsea were going to sell Patrick Van Aanholt last summer but Vitesse Arnhem used their influence to convince the club to send him back on loan to them instead. He has had an eventful career as a Chelsea player and has been to his fair share of clubs. Since making his debut for Chelsea in 2010, Van Aanholt has played for five clubs, Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic, and Vitesse Arnhem. His most successful loan spell has been without a doubt in the Netherlands with Vitesse
“Where I play next year? I do not. Do not know, at least, at Chelsea. I’m done here,”
Source: Voetbal Primuer
Translated by Google Translate
Some Chelsea fans backed the youngster to become the next great Chelsea left back but it appears the hype was not real. He has been a serviceable defender wherever he has played but he has never shown enough to convince Chelsea brass that he can be the long term solution at left back. Patrick Van Aanholt still reportedly has two years left on his deal but if he is to leave the club then surely they will look to sell him and recoup some of their investment in the player. Where he ends up is still a mystery but it is sure to be revealed shortly.
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