Chelsea announced this morning that midfielder Marco van Ginkel has signed a new one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until next summer. The 27-year-old’s previous deal was set to expire in four days.
Van Ginkel had himself confirmed the offer a couple weeks ago, thanking the club for the “confidence” shown in him in such uncertain times and despite missing the last two seasons with the latest in a long series of knee injuries.
Once a fresh-faced youngsters of great potential and promise, Van Ginkel’s has spent most of the past seven years dealing with various knee and knee ligament problems, although he did manage to squeeze in a couple successful loans at PSV, even captaining the club to the Eredivisie title in 2018. A return to the Dutch league — via a transfer or a loan — shouldn’t be ruled out despite the Chelsea extension.
“Fortunately, the recovery is progressing well, although I have had to be patient in recent years.
“As it looks now, I will join Chelsea’s under-23 team in July, while looking at loan options. I am really looking forward to getting back to work.”
-Marco van Ginkel; source: TeamWass via Google Translate
In a most hopeful scenario, we might even see Van Ginkel pull on a Chelsea shirt one more time, perhaps in a pre-season or at least a training session some day soon.
Congratulations, Marco! ✍️— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 26, 2020