One of the biggest loan army winners this season is Marco van Ginkel. Despite being a loanee, the 25-year-old became PSV’s captain for the 2017-18 season and guided them to an Eredivisie title — his second with the club since 2016.
So PSV’s desire is to retain MvG, preferably in a permanent transfer. And it would not be a surprise if the feeling by the player was mutual. However, the midfielder has performed so well in his spell at Phillips Stadion that he may have priced himself out of a switch, as reported by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (via Sport Witness).
Last week, Football.london reported that Chelsea demanded £10 million to sell MvG, which is quite cheap considering the £8 million fee we paid to Vitesse to take him from Arnhem back in 2013 and the bloated prices in the transfer market nowadays. But PSV, despite being one of the richest clubs in the Netherlands are still far below the financial strength of clubs in the top echelon of Europe and are hesitating over the supposed fee.
There may still be hope for PSV to keep Van Ginkel, even if onlyy on loan again, but they also risk losing him if someone else meets Chelsea’s asking price.
Or we could get creative. In their ranks there are several players who could fetch good fees, including one Hirving Lozano who has been tenuously linked with Chelsea. Given how player swaps are back in fashion, we could figure out an arrangement that would leave every party involved quite happy in the end.