Chelsea set to loan out another to Vitesse

Colombian striker Joao Rodriguez is set to become the third player currently on loan from Chelsea at Vitesse Arnhem, according to multiple reports.

The striker joined the club in 2012 after a successful trial as an Under-16 and would join up with Blues’ teammates Wallace and Bertrand Traore in the Eredivisie if the deal to Vitesse Arnhem goes through.

The issue that arose from Rodriguez’ transfer to Chelsea, and the reason why he hasn’t joined up with the squad is due to the fact that he can not obtain an English work permit. This is the reason he was sent back to Deportes Quindio after his initial signing, and the reason why he will likely be loaned out to the Eredivisie club, where a work permit might be more accessible.

Vitesse Arnhem have lost three Chelsea players from last season including Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu, Patrick van Aanholt and Lucas Piazon but will benefit from the additions of Wallace and ongoing loan deal involving Traore.

The partnership between Chelsea and Vitesse Arnhem appears to be growing stronger and stronger.


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