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Marco van Ginkel to Chelsea: Play me or sell me

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Following a disappointing first half of the season at Stoke City, Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel rebounded at full force in the second half after switching his loan to eventual Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven. The 23-year-old contributed with eight goals in thirteen matches to the team's 23rd league title.

Van Ginkel's contract with Chelsea ends in two years, and he believes it's decision-time at Cobham.

"It is still unclear what I am going to do. I need to report to Chelsea at some point in July and there is [a] new coach there; I need to know what he intends to do."

"I am not feeling any pressure, I had a good half season here [in the Netherlands] and I feel fine. If I don't have a future in London, Chelsea would have to sell [me] as I would only have one year left on my contract after next season."

"I had a good time at PSV, so a transfer is possible."

-Marco van Ginkel; source: De Telegraaf via Inside Futbol

The talented midfielder, who recently made his full debut for the Dutch national team, arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013, and looked ready to play a part in the Chelsea first-team. But his year was cut short in September, after an ACL injury suffered in just his fourth appearance.  It's taken him a couple years, but he looks to have fully recovered now and has once again proven to be a standout performer at Eredivisie level.

We once believed on the back of similar performances (at Vitesse) that he could be a part of Chelsea's first-team.  Do we believe that again?

(For what it's worth, in our Keep-Sell-Loan season review of the Chelsea loanee, only 20% voted in favor of selling Marco while 65% want to keep him at the club.)

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