Patrick van Aanholt has revealed that he wanted to join FC Twente before Chelsea forced the left-back to join Vitesse Arnhem on loan.
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Back in 2012, Van Aanholt was loaned from Chelsea to Vitesse, where he would end up spending two-and-a-half seasons.
However, Van Aanholt, who is now at Crystal Palace, has revealed to The Athletic that he wanted to join FC Twente, who had an agreement in place, before Chelsea forced him to Arnhem.
He said, “Michael Emenalo was the technical director.
“I spoke to him a couple of times. I shouted at him! When my loan at Wigan was ended, I had an agreement to go to FC Twente, who were top of the Dutch league.
“Steve McClaren was manager and I wanted to play for him. He wanted me so badly, so I thought ‘Cool!’
“But Michael called me and told me I had to go to Vitesse. I said, ‘No, I don’t want to go to Vitesse; I want to go to FC Twente.’ He said, ‘No, you have to go to Vitesse.’
“I accepted it but then I got there and I didn’t play.”
Van Aanholt would eventually go on to make 83 appearances for Vitesse.