After the game finished at Watford on Saturday, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said that Patrick van Aanholt’s loan spell from Chelsea has ended and will not be extended.
Patrick van Aanholt - was great at Newcastle
The 2,500-strong traveling Geordie fans gave Patrick van Aanholt a magnificent farewell, after the 19 year-old went over to them to wave goodbye at the end of the win at Watford.
There’s no doubt the youngster has been absolutely outstanding for Newcastle United during a month-long stay on Tyneside, and finished off like he had started at Leicester City, with another all action great display.
The 19-year-old will now return to his club Chelsea, and we will watch out for Patrick making his full debut for the London club this season, during Ashley Cole’s absence.
Patrick told Newcastle United TV after the game:
“I will look for the Newcastle results straight away and I will keep in touch with all of the players,”
“I have played every game and it has helped me a lot. The whole team is full of very good players and I really hope they win the league.”
“I have to go back now to Chelsea but I have loved my time here and it has been a brilliant experience.”
“It was also nice to get a win in my last game and we deserved the three points.”
And Patrick was asked about the tremendous ovation given to him by the traveling Newcastle fans, and he responded:
“That meant a lot – they like me, I think, and I like them.”
“They have been important for me during my time here and I wanted to show them that at the end.”
“It was nice when they responded like that – they are brilliant fans and it has been an honor to play for Newcastle United.”
If Chelsea ever make this lad available, we have a feeling Newcastle will be first in the queue to take him back permanently to Tyneside.
Patrick was just great at Newcastle, and the lad deserves the accolades he is now getting.
He deserves his chance at Chelsea.