Done Deal: 27-year-old long-serving midfielder signs contract extension with Chelsea

By | June 29, 2020

Chelsea midfielder, Marco van Ginkel’s previous contract ends this summer, however, his new deal takes his career at Stamford Bridge into its eighth campaign, although loan spells and injury have limited his appearances at Stamford Bridge.

The Dutch international playmaker has signed from Vitesse back in 2013 and made a promising start, making four appearances in quick succession until a cruciate injury in his second month halted his progress.

Having recovered, he spent the next campaign on loan at Seri A giants, AC Milan and finished his year in the Italian top-tier strongly as a regular in the side.

The 2015/16 campaign began back in England at Stoke City before a mid-campaign switch to his homeland and PSV Eindhoven.

Marco van Ginkel’s eight goals in 16 games contributed significantly to PSV winning the Dutch top-tier when they pipped Ajax on the final day. His stunning form earned him a recall to the Dutch national team after a four-year gap.

Further loan spells at PSV Eindhoven followed as he retained his one-goal-every-two-games ratio from midfield and a second Dutch title was won back in 2018.

Unfortunately, in July that year, he underwent further knee surgery and he has yet to make his playing return.

Van Ginkel has extended his contract with Chelsea but it seems that he will have another loan spell this year after he recovers.