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Chelsea loans: Marco van Ginkel to PSV, George McEachran to MVV Maastrict, Juan Castillo to AZ Alkmaar

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The departures continue

Training PSV Photo by Aaron van Zandvoort/Soccrates/Getty Images

There’s hardly a summer that goes by without one or more Chelsea players heading to the Netherlands on loan, and this year is no different. And even though most transfer windows around Europe closed yesterday, the Dutch transfer window is still open today, which has given time enough for a couple three more players to go there.

First up, Marco van Ginkel has returned to PSV Eindhoven for a third loan spell (and a fourth season). Plagued by injuries, the one time Dutch Talent of the Year last played competitive football in 2017-18, when he scored 16 goals and provided 5 assists in 33 appearances for PSV, while also captaining them to the Eredivisie title. He has actually won two Eredivisie titles at PSV, in 2016 and in 2018.

Van Ginkel, who signed a one-year contract extension in the summer, has spent the past two years recovering from his latest knee injuries. The 27-year-old, who was once poised for greatness, will now look to get his career back on track, again.

George McEachran, the younger brother of Josh McEachran, has also gone on loan to the Netherlands, joining MVV Maastricht in the second-division for the season. The 20-year-old was at SC Cambuur last season, and even made two appearances after joining in January, but the loan was cut short after the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 lockdown. McEachran will look to continue his development and hope to improve upon the number of appearances from last season.

Chelsea have also announced that Charlie Brown, who spent the second-half of last season on loan to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, has returned from his loan spell.

Meanwhile, Marcel Lavinier (to Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Aina (to Fulham) and Jake Askew (to Wealdstone) have all signed for new clubs after being released from Chelsea this summer.

Good luck to all of them in their future endeavors!

UPDATE: Juan Castillo’s loan to AZ Alkmaar is now official as well.