Not England. Not Spain. Not Germany. Not Belgium.
Matt Miazga’s immediate future lies in the Netherlands.
After weeks of rumors linking him to numerous clubs throughout Europe, Miazga was loaned from Chelsea to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday. The deal runs through the end of the 2016-17 campaign, meaning the 21-year-old centerback will spend his first full season abroad in the Eredivisie.
Miazga, who has made two official appearances for the Blues since joining them in January, was reportedly targeted by numerous European teams this offseason. The most recent side rumored to be interested in the U.S. Men’s National Team defender was La Liga side Espanyol, which allegedly could not get a deal done before the summer transfer window shut.
As a result, Miazga will be playing for the club that is currently in fifth place in the Netherlands’ top division. Vitesse Arnhem has picked up seven points from four games so far, and its next game, and Miazga’s first chance to make his debut, will come on Sept. 11 on the road against Ajax.
What do you think of Miazga’s loan move to Vitesse Arnhem? Do you see him earning significant playing time? Wishing he would have gone elsehwere?
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