Marco van Ginkel was released at the end of the season after eight injury-filled years as a Chelsea player, most of which was spent on loan. The 28-year-old is thus free to join any team this summer, though most likely he’ll end up at PSV Eindhoven, where he spent last season on loan, and where he had a couple successful stints previously as well, including captaining (!) them to an Eredivisie title in 2017-18.
But officially, that hasn’t happened yet, and time is starting to become of the essence. PSV are set to start preparations for next season in 10 days already, on June 25, and according to Algemeen Dagblad (via Inside Futbol), they want him signed by then.
It’s unclear why this expected move hasn’t happened yet. Stray rumors a few weeks ago claimed that PSV might have changed their minds, but this latest report points to Van Ginkel’s expiring Chelsea contract — technically, it will only do so on June 30, so MvG cannot sign a new deal until after then. Chelsea could cancel the contract or give special permission or whatever, though none of that should prevent Van Ginkel from training with PSV if that’s what everyone’s intending.
In any case, surely this is just a matter of time and a matter of clearing a few bureaucratic hurdles.