Chelsea Full-Back Patrick van Aanholt Set For Leicester City Loan Move

Posted by admin on Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Blues' prospect to join Sven's revolution.
Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt is set to join Championship side Leicester City on loan for the remainder of the season, subject to clearance from the Football League.

The highly rated full-back is the latest high-profile name to join Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side, along with former England international Darius Vassell and Yakubu on-loan from Everton.

van Aanholt, 20, passed a medical at the Foxes training ground on Wednesday and is hopeful of making his debut away at Sheffield United on Tuesday.

Leicester City assistant manager Derek Fazackerley told the club’s official website: "Patrick is another quality addition to our squad. He is a talented young footballer, with good skill, natural pace and the required hunger and desire to do well in the game.

"Although Ben Mee can play at left-back, Bruno Berner is our only specialist player in that position, so this was an area we needed to add to.

"Patrick has impressed at Chelsea, Coventry City and Newcastle United and we are certain he will do likewise here at the Walkers Stadium."

The Premier League champions have also loaned out Gael Kakuta to Fulham for the remainder of the season.