Chelsea have agreed a deal with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for their midfield talent Marco van Ginkel.

The Blues pursuit of the youngster has been well documented over the previous weeks, and reports suggest that he will make the move to London once a medical has been passed and terms are agreed.

Van Ginkel had been in good form at the U21 Championships this summer before the Netherlands were knocked out by the Italians at the semi-final stage.  

Along the way he helped them to fire five past the Russian U21's, as well as beating Germany U21's 3-2. 

His form from last season with his club, which saw he score eight goals as Vitesse Arnham went on to finish fourth. Having helped take his side to their best league finish in 15 years, he went on to win the Dutch Young Player of the Year award.  

Having accomplished this, as well as earning his first senior International cap, it is easy to see why Vitesse have taken their time in agreeing a deal with the Stamford Bridge club.

With Jose Mouriniho back for a second stint at the Bridge, it seems he is eager to add to his current squad. With the uncertainty regarding John Obi Mikel and a possible move away for him, another option in midfield to fill any void he may leave behind would seem a sensible one. And with van Ginkel, they are recruiting a player who many see as one of the rising stars of European football at this moment.

And with the exceptional quality Chelsea already have in their midfield, the capacity for Van Ginkel to continue his rise is huge. 

He only has to look at Eden Hazard and see what can be achieved within his first season. Hazard offered Chelsea so much in his debut season, and there can only be more to come from the Belgian wonder-kid.  

And last seasons goal machine Juan Mata has played down any suggestions linking him with the exit door at the Bridge upon Mouriniho's arrival. 

Not forgetting Frank Lampard. Who better to take as a role model than Chelsea's all time leading scorer, taking the record last season and earning a new contract as a result, when it seemed already decided he would be allowed to leave in the summer.

The striking of a deal for Van Ginkel could be another superb piece of business from Chelsea.  His stock has risen greatly over the course of the season in Holland, and his performances for the Under 21 side have placed him firmly within the sights of some of Europe's top clubs. 

As Moruiniho begins something of a rebuilding process at Stamford Bridge, the arrival of Van Ginkel will be a huge boost to this process.

 

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