Cape Town - Vitesse have announced that Brazilian midfielder Nathan will extend his loan period with Chelsea's feeder club for another season.
The 20-year-old impressed for the Eredivisie outfit last term and the Blues have subsequently allowed him to continue his development with the team who finished in ninth position.
"Nathan will return to Vitesse Arnhem and spend the 2016/17 season on loan at the Dutch club," read a statement on the Dutch club's official website.
"The Brazilian midfielder joined us last July and was loaned to Vitesse for the 2015/16 campaign. He made 19 appearances, scoring twice."
Nathan made a total of 11 appearances for Atletico Paranaense before joining the Blues in a £4.5 million deal in July 2015.