Van Aanholt joins Wigan on loan

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez had added further depth to his squad with the signing of Chelsea's Holland Under-21 defender Patrick van Aanholt on a season-long loan.

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The 21-year-old left-sided player becomes the third new arrival at the DW Stadium in just over 24 hours.

"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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