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Van Aanholt joins Leicester

January 26, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt has completed his loan move to Sven Goran Eriksson's Leicester City.

Patrick van Aarnholt has played eight times for Chelsea this season
GettyImagesPatrick van Aarnholt has played eight times for Chelsea this season

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Van Aanholt, who joined Chelsea from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in 2007, will go straight into the Foxes squad for their next League Championship fixture against Sheffield United on February 1.

The 20-year-old has made eight first-team appearances for the Blues, including four in the Champions League this season, and has Championship experience having enjoyed spells on loan at Coventry and Newcastle last term.

Leicester assistant manager Derek Fazackerley said: "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 and Newcastle and we are certain he will do likewise at the Walkers Stadium."