There is brand new leadership at PSV Eindhoven. Having won his third Eredivisie title in five seasons, legendary midfielder and now coach Phillip Cocu has left Phillips Stadion. It is rumoured that he will take on Turkish club Fenerbahce next, with another midfield legend, Mark van Bommel, sitting on PSV’s hot seat in his place. Van Bommel will work alongside John de Jong, who is replacing Marcel Brands, now at Everton, as Director of Football.
The new PSV bosses are beginning to assess their squad and transfer options for next season, and according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (via Inside Futbol), two of those options are Chelsea players Marco van Ginkel and Mason Mount.
Both players are well known in the Eredivisie. Former Vitesse standout Marco van Ginkel has recently won his second Eredivisie title in three seasons on loan with PSV, leading them on the pitch with the captain’s armband and with 14 goals in 28 league matches. It’s been long-assumed that the 25-year-old would end up permanently at PSV one way or another.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Mount has just finished his first season in senior football, on loan at Vitesse. After a dozen years at the Chelsea Academy, Mount made quite an impression on the professional stage.
PSV’s approach for Van Ginkel would be in form of a permanent deal. Although they may not be able to afford him just yet, there is hope they can do so in the near future. Maybe this would involve selling one of their prized assets, such as Hirving Lozano, to one of his suitors, which may or may not include Chelsea (Ed.note: YES PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE). As for Mount, it would be a season-long loan deal so that he could continue his development in the Netherlands while playing with better teammates this time around.
Chelsea’s strong relationship with PSV, while not on the level of our affiliation with Vitesse, has proven useful many times over the past couple decades. Van Ginkel and Mount could be the next mutually beneficial arrangement.