PSV Eindhoven will reportedly sign Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan despite the midfielder’s long-term injury.
According to a report from Dutch outlet AD, the 27-year-old is set to return to the Eredivisie side ahead of his imminent return from a serious ACL injury that has kept him out for more than two years.
Van Ginkel played his last official game on 26 May 2018 and since then has undergone a long rehabilitation period.
The midfielder signed a new one-year deal (until next summer) but you could argue the extension was a sign of support during his recovery rather than a ploy to make money.
Van Ginkel has made just two Chelsea appearances since joining from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 and has had several loan spells including at AC Milan and Stoke City.
AD’s report states PSV hope to complete the final details of the loan deal on Tuesday, 6 October and announce the news as soon as possible, with the transfer window in the Netherlands closing one day later than the Premier League’s.
As things stand, Chelsea will lose Van Ginkel for free next summer, although it’s unlikely they would be able to recoup a significant amount of money from the player’s sale in the first place.