clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Dominic Solanke cleared to play for Vitesse's first team

Elsa/Getty Images

While Nathan keeps "wowing" everybody with his shots (while getting a bit of help from lazy defending) and Lewis Baker keeps doing his best Xavi impression, another Chelsea player is now set to begin contributing to Vitesse's first-team set-up. According to the club, English striker Dominic Solanke has been cleared by FIFA to play for Vitesse in Eredivisie after completing his loan deal to the Dutch side a couple of weeks ago.

Solanke is still just 17 years old and due to that, he needed a special permit from FIFA to be allowed to play for Vitesse, even though it is only a loan deal, based on FIFA's Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players which were introduced in 2009. With the paperwork dealt with, Solanke is now available to be named to Vitesse's squad, and potentially start in the next match.

In Vitesse's last game, Peter Bosz selected Isaiah Brown and Lewis Baker to start Vitesse's match against Roda, with Nathan eventually coming from the bench to substitute Milot Rashica and Danilo Pantic being an unused sub. Hopefully Solanke will be able to play a part as important as he's done with Chelsea's U21 squad last season.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the We Ain't Got No History Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Chelsea news from We Ain't Got No History