Chelsea’s young Slovakian winger Milan Lalkovic is set to join Dutch Eredivisie outfit ADO Den Haag on loan until the end of the season, according to breaking reports.
The Under-21 international revealed on his personal Twitter account earlier in the afternoon that he would be heading out on loan and reports in the Netherlands this evening, most notably from reputable outlet Voetbal International, state that his destination is The Hague.
It will be Lalkovic’s second loan spell of the season, after spending a month at Doncaster Rovers earlier in the campaign, but it represents top flight football at a club which was in the Europa League at the start of the season.
They have struggled to reach the highs of last season and are currently in the bottom half but remain a competitive team. Initial reports suggest they were interested in bringing in Fulham’s Dutch forward Danny Hoesen but were unable to get the player released from his stay at Fortuna Sittard and instead have moved for Lalkovic.
He will be joined by Nigerian centre-half Kenneth Omeruo in the political capital of Europe, as Chelsea intend to station their new player there after aquiring him from Standard Liege. He lacks a UK work permit but is in the final stages of securing a Dutch one and is set to spend the next eighteen months there.
Sporting Director Michael Emenalo has struck up a working relationship with ADO and appears to favour working in the low countries, with a trio of Blues in Ulises Dávila, Patrick van Aanholt and Tomas Kalas at fellwo Dutch top flight team Vitesse. Additionally, Chelsea have spent heavily on Belgians Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku and today Kevin De Bruyne as they focus their energies and attentions on the region.
Lalkovic will be hoping to follow in the successful footsteps of compatriot Miroslav Stoch, who went from reserve teamer at Chelsea to a double-digits goalscorer and senior international after spending a season on loan at FC Twente.
You can keep right up to date on how Milan and all of Chelsea’s loanees do throughout the rest of the season here at TheChels.net and on Twitter by following @chelseayouth.