Marco van Ginkel: 'Jose Mourinho convinced me to join Chelsea'

Marco van Ginkel of the Netherlands during a qualifying match for the European Under 21 Championship on February 29, 2012
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Marco van Ginkel reveals that Jose Mourinho convinced him to join Chelsea from Vitesse Arnhem.

Marco van Ginkel has revealed that a series of conversations with manager Jose Mourinho convinced him to join Chelsea.

The 20-year-old Dutch midfielder officially signed for the Blues from Vitesse Arnhem on Friday.

"We spoke a few times on the phone. That was important," Van Ginkel told Algemeen Dagblad. "It's good to hear that a coach really wants you. That convinced me."

Van Ginkel has penned a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

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