Official: Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke joins Vitesse on loan

The 17-year-old becomes the fifth Stamford Bridge youngster to join the Eredivisie side on loan

Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke has joined Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan.

The 17-year-old impressed for Chelsea’s youth team last season, and was handed the No.35 shirt by Jose Mourinho last month.

But the young forward is now the fifth Stamford Bridge youngster to be sent on loan to partner club Vitesse for the 2015-16 campaign.

Dominic Solanke traint mee bij #Vitesse:

— Vitesse (@MijnVitesse) August 4, 2015

Mourinho had said earlier in April that he planned to use Solanke in his first team squad this season, adding that it would be a “big mistake” for the youngster to go out on loan.

But the Portuguese coach has since signed Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal from Monaco, increasing competition for places up front along with Diego Costa and Loic Remy.

Solanke join sDanilo Pantic, Isaiah Brown, Nathan and Lewis Baker at Vitesse, with Nemanja Matic, Tomas Kalas and Gael Kakuta previous Chelsea loanees at the Dutch club.