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Chelsea's van Aanholt joins Wigan on loan

Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt has joined Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan.

The 21-year old left-side player spent part of last season with Leicester City and will now saddle up with the Latics, delighting manager Roberto Martinez.

"Patrick is a player with enormous potential," said Martinez. "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 and without a doubt he's got a phenomenal career ahead of him.

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

"Like Tom Cleverley (on loan from Manchester United) 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."

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