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Latics Sign Chelsea Defender On Loan




Wigan Athletic have signed Chelsea defender Patrick Van Aaanholt on a season long.

The youngster is a Dutch under 21 international, he has made 2 first team appearances for Chelsea but made further appearances whilst on loan at Coventry (20 appearances), Newcastle (7) and Leicester (12).

Latics boss Roberto Martinez is very pleased with his acquisition, he says: 'Patrick is a player with enormous potential. Technically he is very gifted, very comfortable in possession and physically, he uses his intensity to defend very effectively.

'He can play left back or left wing back position and without a doubt he's got a phenomenal career ahead of him and I hope he can settle in Wigan really quickly and start enjoying his football as a Latics player.

'We rate Patrick really highly and his professionalism and his personal attributes will be a huge asset to us this season.

'Like Tom Cleverley last year, he is a young player who is hungry to learn his trade and I feel both parties can benefit hugely from the move. We are delighted to welcome him on board.'




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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 31 2011

Time: 7:45PM

Your Comments

Good to have some cover at left back, welcome on board Patrick
worbo
Good to have some cover at left back, welcome on board Patrick
worbo
He's a great player, likes to bomb down the wings. hopefully this will be the last time we send him out on loan because he has the potential to take Ashley Cole's spot when Ashley's past it
El Nino 09
He's a great player, likes to bomb down the wings. hopefully this will be the last time we send him out on loan because he has the potential to take Ashley Cole's spot when Ashley's past it
El Nino 09
hoping he get decent playing time there... he is good enough to play as a LW as well...
Chels_India
hoping he get decent playing time there... he is good enough to play as a LW as well...
Chels_India
Quality loan Bobby
MagicMartinez
Quality loan Bobby
MagicMartinez
really glad to have cover for Figgsy. looking forward to seeing him play with the team.
R-Wigan
really glad to have cover for Figgsy. looking forward to seeing him play with the team.
R-Wigan
Maybe figgy will be moved to centre back whilst alcaraz is injured, I am also pleased with patricks intensity haha
Nooney
Maybe figgy will be moved to centre back whilst alcaraz is injured, I am also pleased with patricks intensity haha
Nooney
Look after the lad - he is quality!
merlin
Look after the lad - he is quality!
merlin
 

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