Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has spent the last couple years on loan at PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie and had been favoured to return this summer as well, perhaps even on a permanent transfer (assuming PSV could afford him).
Any such plans however have been put on hold for now while Van Ginkel looks to overcome the latest in the long series of knee injuries that have defined his Chelsea career from just about day one.
Bad news....— Joost (@joomyt) June 27, 2018
Marco van Ginkel still has a knee problem, it's still not clear if he'll need surgery. https://t.co/kKdcxOnhb5
Speaking on the matter, MvG’s agent Karel Jansen made it clear that their priority at the moment is full recovery rather than any transfer business.
“In consultation with Chelsea’s medical staff, we will look at the situation. In any case, a transfer is not an issue at the moment.”
“We’re going to try to solve it with rest, injections or another operation, all these are scenarios which are weighed up. At the moment a transfer is totally unavailable.”
Recently, Marco was linked Fenerbahce (now coached by former PSV manager Phillip Cocu), but Jansen denied those. If Marco is to move anywhere, it’s likely to be PSV.
“[A transfer to PSV] is not inconceivable, but at the moment very early. PSV has received a very important meaning for Marco in recent years and vice versa, he also feels trust and appreciation.”
“We are now first faced with other choices, where fitness is paramount. The situation is as it is, but the past has shown that Marco can fight and then stand up again”
-Karel Jansen; source: Eindhovens Dagblad via Google Translate
Perhaps the only silver lining of this latest injury is that it keeps MvG at Chelsea a bit longer, perhaps long enough for him to get a look at by the coaching staff this summer?