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PSV passing on Marco van Ginkel — report

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Marco van Ginkel’s fight to save his football career despite a series of major knee injuries and surgeries continues, but there’s some more bad news for the 27-year-old today as PSV have apparently passed on bringing him back to the Netherlands, either on loan or on a more permanent basis.

Van Ginkel had spent a couple very successful loans in Eindhoven over the years, and it was assumed that they would be more than happy to bring him back again after he returned to full fitness. But according to local reports, PSV director of football John de Jong has already “hinted” at deciding against that, presumably due to Van Ginkel’s injury record (no competitive football in almost 30 months).

It’s a somewhat ironic decision given that De Jong himself had to call it quits back in 2008 at age 30 due to a persistent knee injury.

Van Ginkel had spoken of his continued affinity for PSV a few month ago, when his Chelsea contract was extended by 12 months, but what awaits him now is a bit less clear. Hopefully he can find an assignment better suited to his current status before the season truly gets underway.