Chelsea complete deal for Dutch midfielder, Marco Van Ginkel

The midfielder was part of the Dutch team at the European U-21 tournament in Israel.

Chelsea has signed midfielder Marco Van Ginkel from Dutch club, Vitesse Arnhem, for a fee valued at around £9m.

The Netherlands international is Jose Mourinho’s second signing on his return to Chelsea after the signing of German International, Andre Schurrle, from Bayer Leverkusen. The Dutch midfielder has signed a 5-year contract.

“I’m very happy to be at such a nice club with great players. The stadium is good and the training ground is fantastic,” he told Chelsea website.

Van Ginkel made his first-team debut in April 2010 for Dutch club, Vitesse, whose academy he joined as a seven-year-old in 1999. He was a regular last season and emerged as one of the team’s star performers as they secured fourth place in the Dutch top flight.

He was part of the Netherlands Under-21 squad for the recent European Championship in Israel won by Spain and has already played for the senior national team.

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