Chelsea Confirm Deal For £8m Dutch Starlet

By on July 4, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea confirm they’ve reached an agreement for Marco Van Ginkel.

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Chelsea have confirmed they’ve reached an agreement with Vitesse Arnham for the signing of Dutch starlet Marco Van Ginkel.

After weeks of speculation, the west Londoners have announced that they’ve struck a deal with Vitesse and the 20-year-old will seal the move once personal terms are agreed and he passes a medical.

A statement on Chelsea’s website read:

“Chelsea Football Club and Vitesse Arnhem have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco van Ginkel.

“The player will join Chelsea subject to a medical, agreement of personal terms and legal documentation.”

The midfielder emerged as one of Dutch football’s hottest properties after an excellent season last term that saw him score eight goals to help guide Vitesse to a fourth placed finish in the Eredivisie table – their highest position for 15 years.

His sparkling form not only won him the Dutch young player of the year but it also attracted interest from England but the Blues have won the race to sign the highly-rated midfielder, with the Telegraph claiming the deal is worth £8m.

Van Ginkel has come up through the youth ranks at Vitesse and has established himself as a first team regular since making his debut in 2010. He’s recently played for Holland at this summers European Under-21 Championships and made his senior debut against Germany back in November, so he’s certainly got a bright future ahead of him.

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9 Comments

  1. Jaymac

    July 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    My question is,what is Chelsea going to do with this very young player,send him out on loan? I’m a supporter of Chelsea but I can’t really make out,why they love to buy young players but indeed hate to make use of them! But meanwhile they’re still dancing around on striker which is their major need for the next season!

  2. Centurch

    July 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Do we really need dat boy i think all we need 4 now is a striker

  3. Pius ọgọnnaya Ogbu

    July 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Hw many young player do we want 2 get..? Y nt go 4 an xperience matured player.. Cos at d end dis young stars cn neva b given d chance 2 impress, i cn rememba Josh Mchran who waz dubed d new frank lampard den, bt were is he nw? Wat about Lucas piazon d brazilian wizkid, same issue. Kom on blues! Lets wake up!

  4. chinonsolinus

    July 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I believe hazerd is a young player of 22 yaers,oscer 21,moses 22 ake who is coming up now is 19 so been young dosing matta what mattas is been skeals,God bless bluse.

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  6. Timipre Andrew

    July 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    We shld not spoil d careers of young plays, bring in lucaz, thorgan, islam, davila to d senior team not to sign more.

  7. Timothy Noma

    July 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    We dont realy nef young players b cos moses,Harzad, Oscar, and Ake all are young and doing well 4 thei position,den y are we looking 4 young players again? Look at Mako Marrin is a very good ply,but u lon him out, pls buy us cavani,or Roony,or Lewandoski,this are the players that we need now pls sir.

  8. Obiaku lancelot.

    July 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Signing young players is good; i love that, but the question still remain whether they will ever be allowed to establish themselves at the bridge. If chelsea are ready to use young players to build a good team for the future, then the likes of Mc Echeran, piazon, van anholt, omeruo should be called back and be given a role.

  9. Kenneth

    July 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    U all says d right thing. Mourinho is just trying it to do wrong thing, he dont know wat is doing, he just trying to detroy chelsea isnt wellcome, talking rubbish about our player , he dont even know how to play football making noise all d time proving d best spoiling my team

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