Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is keen on signing Chelsea FC midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan. The Dutchman has also drawn interest from Newcastle United.
Marco van Ginkel joined Chelsea in 2013, from Dutch club Vitesse, with high hopes and expectations surrounding him. Van Ginkel was regarded as one of the best young talent in Holland back then, and he was expected to become a lynchpin in Chelseaa s midfielder over the years. But things havena t really gone according to his plans as the youngstera s progress has been halted due to a series of Injuries and fitness concerns.
After recuperating from his horrific ACL injury, van Ginkel was sent on loan to AC Milan Last season. Although he initially struggled to get into the starting line-up, van Ginkel slowly managed to get together a run of games. But just as things were improving for him, van Ginkel suffered another injury in training session and was ruled out for two months. In the end, the midfielder managed to make 17 appearances for Milan in Serie A and performed reasonably well in a below-par Milan side.
The 22-year-old is now keen to gain regular first team action next season, but he knows that it will be difficult to do so at Chelsea.
a For my development, it is crucial that next season I get a full year of play. The chances that this can happen at Chelsea already are small.a a van Ginkel told Voetbal.
The Dutchman has drawn interest from Newcastle United, but . Sunderland have now joined the race for his signature. Dick Advocaat performed a miracle last season as the Black Cats managed to escape relegation, and the Sunderland manager is now keen to bolster his squad this summer. Advocaat believes that van Ginkel will strengthen his midfield, and he would look to pair him alongside Lee Cattermole and Sebastian Larsson.
A loan move to a Premier League club would do a world of good to the midfieldera s confidence and Dick Advocaat is a manager who can handle young talents. Van Ginkel still has two years left in his current contract and would still harbor hopes of grabbing a regular place in the starting line-up someday.