Friday 05 July 2013

Chelsea sign Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel

20-year-old Van Ginkel joins Chelsea from Vitesse, in the Netherlands

Van Ginkel, 20, has signed a five-year deal with Chelsea (Photo: Darren Walsh/CFC)

Marco van Ginkel has joined Chelsea from Dutch team Vitesse Arnhem.

He is a 20-year-old midfielder who has played for the Netherlands national team. In the Dutch league last season, he scored 11 goals to help Vitesse finish fourth.

Van Ginkel will meet his new team-mates next week when pre-season training starts.

“I look forward to it a lot,” he said. “It's not scary, but I will be a little bit nervous maybe! Playing with players like Frank Lampard and John Terry will be a huge thing."

Key Points

  • Marco van Ginkel has joined Chelsea from Vitesse Arnhem
  • He is a 20-year-old midfielder
  • He has played for his country, the Netherlands