Report: 28-year-old becomes captain of his new club, just weeks after leaving Chelsea
Marco van Ginkel has made a miraculous leap after leaving Chelsea by being named the new skipper of PSV Eindhoven.
ED reported yesterday that Van Ginkel would officially take over the captain’s armband for his new club.
The 28-year-old joined PSV on a permanent deal this summer, ending an eight-year relationship with Chelsea.
Relationship makes it seem like there was a close bond between the Blues and the player; this was not the case.
After leaving Vitesse Arnhem for the bright lights of Stamford Bridge in 2013, Van Ginkel was almost instantaneously shipped out on loan.
He took on spells at AC Milan and Stoke City before landing at PSV in 2016.
The Dutch side then remained his home for the next half a decade, whilst Chelsea couldn’t decide whether to bring him back to Cobham or not.
During the 2017/18 campaign, he was actually appointed captain for the first time and helped the Dutch side to the Eredivisie title.
Unfortunately, his celebrations were short-lived as he endured major knee surgery that kept him out the next two seasons.
His return earlier this year was a joyous moment for everyone associated with the Van Ginkel camp.
Chelsea decided to finally cut ties with the midfielder and let him leave completely for PSV.
Now back in his homeland full-time, he can finally look forward to his future without having to constantly peer over his shoulder.