A surpise report in the Newcastle Journal that reports Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is looking at a deal to bring Chelsea’s 19 year-old Patrick Van Aanholt back to Tyneside, but on a permanent deal this time.
Patrick van Aanholt – Newcastle want him permanently
Van Aanholt was on loan last season to fill in for the injured Jose Enrique, and in short the Dutch U21 International performed just great, and became a big favorite with the Newcastle fans. He seems an excellent player in the making.
We don’t think Patrick will just provide cover for Spanish U21 International Jose Enrique, if indeed he is signed, because the lad is too good, and he could also play on the left wing of course.
It’s not absolutely clear if Chris is talking about binging the lad permanently to Newcastle, but we would expect the loan signings to be in central midfield and up front, rather than at left back.
When Patrick returned to Chelsea in February, he seemed to have immensely enjoyed the experience on Tyneside, and said he would be glad to return, if the chance ever arose to come back to Newcastle.
That chance may come earlier than he ever thought.
When Patrick returned to London, he did get two short sub appearances in the Chelsea first team, but with rumours that Ashley Cole may be on his way to Real Madrid to link up again with Jose Mourinho, it could be that Chelsea will want to keep the lad at Stamford Bridge.
We have no idea if this story has any truth in it, but it’s certainly interesting, very interesting, and Patrick is just the type of top class young player the club should be signing.
Patrick will turn 20 later this month – and we have to hope the story is true.
He has played 4 times for the Dutch U21 side, and just two appearances for the full Chelsea side, and of course is good friends with Tim Krul.
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Written from Plymouth, England.