According to Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad, Marco van Ginkel, who captained PSV to the Dutch title two seasons ago but had to remain at Chelsea all last season due to injury issues, will once again not be able to join PSV this summer as those same injury issues are continuing.
Van Ginkel last played almost exactly one year ago, against FC Groningen on the last day of the 2017-18 Eredivisie season. MvG had just won the league with PSV for the second time, and the first time as captain, contributing with 14 goals and 4 assists as well. He had looked to find a great home back in the Netherlands after his various Chelsea and European adventures, although a proposed transfer was deemed to rich for the Eindhoven side and never made it past the rumor stage.
Not that it matters as ever since then, Marco has not gotten back onto the pitch. In fact, since first getting injured against Stoke City way back in 2013, he’s now missed at least two whole seasons combined with various knee injuries.
And the situation looks gloomier by the day. As per the report, the word from Van Ginkel’s camp is that he’s not expected to be back until well into next season, and while PSV continue to look upon him as the key missing ingredient, they are unlikely to make an approach for him this summer, especially as they can have him for cheap(er) or even free the summer after thanks to his Chelsea contract expiring in 2020 — the Ross Barkley scenario.
But the truly tragic part is the constant injury setbacks for the now 26-year-old midfielder. Stay strong, Wulfert Cornelius!