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Marco van Ginkel signs for AC Milan on loan from Chelsea

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Dutch youngster Marco van Ginkel has passed a medical and completed a season-long loan move to AC Milan from Premier League giants Chelsea, according to The Daily Mail.

The 21-year old joins former teammate Fernando Torres, who has also moved to the Serie A outfit on a two-year loan deal from the Blues.

Initially not ready to move

Van Ginkel was reportedly not keen to leave West London at first but obviously later decided that joining Milan would be the best possible option.

Signed by Chelsea last summer from Eredivisie side Vitesse for £8 million, Van Ginkel was able to feature in two league games for the Blues before being sidelined for the entire season due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Van Ginkel arrived late on Sunday at Milan’s Linate Airport before undergoing medical which was confirmed by AC Milan on their official website.

Van Ginkel excited for new challenge

The versatile Dutchman gave his first interview to that website shortly after signing for the Rossoneri.

"I am very happy to have arrived in Milan. A lot of Dutch players have played in this great club, big names. I’m just happy to be finally here. I spoke to [Milan’s Dutch international] Nigel de Jong and he told me very good things about this club," he said.

"I believe at Milan I will have the opportunity to play more games in what is a big competition, with many strong teams. I have not spoken to Mr Inzaghi yet but I’ve spoken to Fernando Torres this week."

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Breakthrough year for the Dutchman

Van Ginkel is being hailed by some as the next big thing for Netherlands on the international stage in the coming years and the 2014/15 season can be a breakthrough year in his career.

AC Milan won their opening Serie A tie against Lazio 3-1 at the San Siro on Sunday, but will not be playing any European football this season.

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