Chelsea’s on-loan midfield prospect Marco van Ginkel has been in fine form for PSV Eindhoven of late and has expressed his desire to stay at the club if given the opportunity.
The young Dutchman signed for Chelsea from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013, with Blues fans expecting much from the player who had drawn comparisons to the likes of Michael Ballack and Frank Lampard due to his box-to-box midfield role for Vitesse.
However, an anterior cruciate ligament injury in just his second start for the club brought his season to a premature end. Van Ginkel has since been loaned to AC Milan and Stoke City, but after failing to make a significant impression in either of those loan spells, the youngster is now beginning to find his feet at PSV Eindhoven.
According to a report from FootballOranje, he said: “That chance [to stay with PSV next season] is probably great. We have not even talked about it, but that comes in the next period. It should all be discussed, but I am really enjoying myself here.”
Could Chelsea regime change help Van Ginkel?
Since his January switch to Dutch champions PSV from Stoke City, Marco van Ginkel has seemingly found his groove once again, registering 5 goals and 1 assist in 11 league games.
The 23-year-old midfielder will look to assess his situation with only two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed in the summer of 2013. Antonio Conte, who will take charge of Chelsea next season, could well see the Dutchman as a useful midfield presence given the dearth of box-to-box midfielders at the club following the departure of Ramires.
With several young players being given opportunities this season, Blues fans might hope the former Dutch Talent Of The Year winner comes back and tries to impress Conte in what is shaping up to be an interesting summer for the club.