Hopes were high when Marco van Ginkel took the reverse path in 2013, as (still) the only player to have ever joined Chelsea from
Chelsea B Vitesse Arnhem, but those hopes were never quite fulfilled — mostly due to injury and factors completely out of his control.
But after many setbacks, the 28-year-old is once again healthy and ready to resume his career, which he will do so at PSV Eindhoven, where he had spent at least parts of four seasons on loan already. Van Ginkel was officially announced this morning, having signed a two-year contract. The relatively short contract is undoubtedly influenced by his injury record.
Even though he was on the released list, Van Ginkel’s Chelsea contract technically only expires on July 1, so PSV had to clear a few bureaucratic hurdles to speed up the process and have the midfielder ready to join pre-season training, which starts next week.
For his part, Marco’s just looking forward to playing and winning trophies, just as he once did with PSV already in 2017-18, when he captained them to an Eredivisie title.
“I think most people will know by now that I feel very much at home with PSV.
“PSV and the fans have always been good to me. The club has helped me in my recovery process and we have always been in touch, also when I played abroad.
“Last season, I was privileged to experience again what is means to be a professional football player and I look forward to playing my part to in realising PSV’s ambitions: contend for the Eredivisie title, book a place in the Champions League group stage and serve as an example to the talented young players in our squad.”
-Marco van Ginkel; source: PSV Eindhoven
Good luck in your journey, Wulfert Cornelius!
Perhaps we can cross paths again in the future, on one of those glorious European nights.