Blues seal Van Ginkel deal

Chelsea have completed the signing of Holland midfielder Marco van Ginkel, the club have announced.

Last Updated: 06/07/13 at 00:18 Post Comment

Marco van Ginkel: Has joined Chelsea on a five-year deal

Marco van Ginkel: Has joined Chelsea on a five-year deal

The 20-year-old moves from Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem for an undisclosed fee and has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Van Ginkel came through the youth system at Vitesse and made his international debut as a substitute in a goalless draw against Germany in November.

"I'm very happy to be here at such a nice club with great players," he told www.chelseafc.com. "I am really happy, the stadium is good and the training ground is fantastic.

"I know about all the players and will meet them on Monday.

"I expect a lot, I've watched matches and it's really nice to be here."

Van Ginkel made his first-team debut for Vitesse aged just 17 and made 100 appearances in total, scoring 22 goals.

His 11 goals last season helped earn him the Dutch Talent of the Year Award for the best under-21 player in Holland and also helped him earn international recognition.

Van Ginkel also featured three times for Holland's Under-21s in the recent European Championship, registering two assists as the Jong Oranje made it to the semi-finals.

He becomes Jose Mourinho's second summer signing following the arrival of Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

Mail Box

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company