Hutchinson loaned to Vitesse

  • Last Updated: September 2 2013, 16:56 BST

Chelsea full-back Sam Hutchinson has joined Vitesse Arnhem on a one-year loan deal.

Sam Hutchinson: The Chelsea full-back has joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan
Sam Hutchinson: The Chelsea full-back has joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan

The 24-year old spent last season with Championship side Nottingham Forest, although a knee injury restricted him to featuring just nine times during his spell at the City Ground.

Since making his debut in 2007, Hutchinson has only managed six appearances for Chelsea, having initially retired from football due to injury in 2010, before making a U-turn and re-joining the Blues the following year.

He becomes the sixth loanee to leave Stamford Bridge for Vitesse this summer, following Patrick Van Aanholt, Gael Kakuta, Christian Cuevas, Lucas Piazon and recent arrival from FC Porto, Christian Atsu.

The strong relationship between the two clubs, which has seen a number of players shipped to the Eredivise side in recent years to gain experience, bore fruit for Chelsea during this transfer window as they captured midfielder Marco Van Ginkel.


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