On this day: Ex Leeds star Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink signs for Chelsea

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The big news on this day fifteen years ago involved Chelsea's signing of Dutch striker Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, a former Leeds United favourite.

Fifteen years ago, on the 2nd June 2000, Chelsea completed what was then their club record signing, when they signed Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink from Atletico Madrid for a reported £15 million, according to BBC Sport.

The striker had only been in Spain for one season, but scored a superb 33 goals in 43 games as the La Liga side were surprisingly relegated.

It was enough for Hasselbaink to finish as the league's second highest scorer, and he returned to the Premier League that summer, having starred in a two-year spell at Leeds United that announced him to the footballing world. 

Between 1997 and 1999, the forward scored 42 goals in 87 games under George Graham and David O'Leary at Elland Road, and he shared the Premier League golden boot in his final campaign.

And indeed he continued his form at Chelsea, going on to score 88 times in four seasons in West London, winning the top scorer award in his first season there and pushing the Blues on to the cusp of the success that would follow under Jose Mourinho.

Taking in spells at Middlesbrough, Charlton and Cardiff before retiring, Hasselbaink netted 9 international goals in 23 games for the Netherlands.

The prolific goalscorer has proved this season that he isn't just talented when his boots are on either, taking Burton Albion into League One in his first season managing in English football.

Hasselbaink had a one-year spell managing in Belgium with Royal Antwerp, before impressing at the Pirelli Stadium after arriving in November.

The Brewers assault on League Two even led to speculation by the likes of BBC Sport whether the 43-year-old would return to Elland Road to take charge of Leeds, given the continued uncertainty surrounding those in charge of the Whites.

As it turned out, Uwe Roseler took the reigns from Neil Redfearn, but if Hasselbaink continues to turn heads at Burton Albion, it wouldn't be a surprise to see those rumours begin anew.

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