Good news today that Newcastle are already planning to extend Patrick van Aanholt’s loan deal from Chelsea.
Patrick van Aanholt – top prospect
The lad has fitted right in at Newcastle, and certainly looks a star player in the making.
The 19 year-old came to Tyneside on a month’s loan, essentially to fill in for injured Spanish left-back Jose Enrique, and the Dutch U-21 International has since put in two solid performances for Newcastle and is obviously a top player in the making.
We are told that Enrique will be out for at least another 3 weeks with a hamstring strain, so van Aanholt will be able to rack up a few games for Newcastle.
And that has to be good for the player and for Chelsea too, since games is what these youngsters need the most to improve and mature their game.
Apparently Newcastle already have an agreement in place to to extend his loan if Patrick agrees to stay with us.
The 19-year-old spent time at Coventry earlier this season, and appeared 20 times for them in the first half of the season.
Newcastle are said to be thinking about making the move permanent, and that would be even more likely if Newcastle do indeed get promoted this season and Patrick plays a part.
Of course it will be very debatable if Chelsea would let their young player leave, but the London club are well endowed with full-backs – and a decent offer from Newcastle may be accepted, especially if the lad is keen on coming to Tyneside.
Patrick would be a great signing for Newcastle, but alas we doubt Chelsea would be that daft, not yet anyway.