Third time’s a charm for young Dutchman.
Chelsea defender Patrick Van Arnholt has joined Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem on loan for a third time in successive seasons, the Daily Mail reports.
The Dutch Under 21 international has featured only eight times for Chelsea since joining the club as a 16-year-old back in 2007, and spent the back half of the 2011/2012 season at the Arnhem club, as well as the entirety of the last campaign.
Van Aanholt, 22, has struggled to push past Ryan Bertrand and Ashley Cole in the left back pecking order at Chelsea, has had loan moves at Coventry, Newcastle, Leicester and Wigan over recent seasons.
A statement on Vitesse’s official website read: “Patrick van Aanholt will play again next season at Vitesse.
“The 22-year-old defender is hired for a season from Chelsea Football Club. Van Aanholt begins his third season in Arnhem.”
Van Arnholt’s move to Vitesse is now the second piece of business conducted between the two clubs as Jose Mourinho moved to seal the long anticipated signing of highly rated central midfielder Marco Van Ginkel.
Van Ginkel, 20, impressed this summer for Holland in their European Under-21 Championship campaign, and he arrives at Stamford Bridge for a reported £9million fee.