After finally finding some form at AC Milan, Marco Van Ginkel wants his chance to shine at Chelsea.

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.Van Ginkel joined Chelsea from Vitesse Arnhem two years ago, but the move has not been smooth sailing. An injury kept him sidelined for his first season in London, and for his second campaign he was loaned out to Serie A giants AC Milan. The move to Italy, where he would hook up with fellow Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong was supposed to see him regain the form and confidence to help his fight for a place with the seemingly imminent Premier League champions.

The loan also didn’t go as planned in the beginning, with multiple minor injuries and a dip in form, Van Ginkel found himself sitting on the bench. Neither he, nor Chelsea were happy, and there was talk of dissolving his loan early; where Chelsea would likely have loaned him out to a new side for the second half of the season. Since then, his luck has begun to turn. His name is on the starting 11 sheet more often, and he played all 90 minutes in yesterday’s scoreless Milan derby. Head coach Filip Inghazi said the player has quality, but has been unlucky in his time in Milan, and that if he performed at his best, the Italian outfit may look to buy him outright.

However, Van Ginkel has different plans. His agent, Karel Jansen, has said, “nothing is excluded or eliminated… Marco’s goal remains Chelsea, Chelsea is and was the goal.”

Van Ginkel should at least get the pre-season to prove himself at the club that saw his promising career temporarily merited, and at the young age of 22, he’s got lots of time to get stronger, improve, and perform at the highest levels of football.

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!