Chelsea are having a quiet transfer window, and the number of departures of loanees has been greater than arrivals.
Also, a smart loan technique used by our management has been loaning out the players with the capability of making it to the first team, to mid-table Premier League side. This way, they can gain valuable first team experience while playing in the toughest league, week in week out!
Mourinho has already experimented this in the past and got a pretty high recoup for Romelu Lukaku and after a decent season at Stoke City, Victor Moses looks set to rejoin the Chelsea squad for the next term. However, one player who has been part of the deal to bring in Asmir Begovic is the Dutch midfielder, Marco Van Ginkel.
The midfielder has joined the Potters at Britannia Stadium for a season-long loan deal. The Dutch player had joined Italian giants AC Milan last season on a loan deal which spanned for a year and had a mixed season out there.
Initially, chances came hard by his way, and when he got his due, he picked up an injury that kept him out for a long period of the last season. However, as soon as he regained his fitness, the midfielder showed signs of brilliance with AC Milan. Van Ginkel became a key unit for the San Siro team and won quite a few man of the match awards for his noteworthy performances. But, now if he wants to make a comeback into the Chelsea first team line-up, he has to have a dream spell with Stoke City this season.
With Stoke’s attack line-up boasting of some amazingly gifted players in the likes of former Barcelona players Bojan, Ibrahim Afellay and Moha El Mariachi, the side has incredible promise, and the addition of Van Ginkel shows Stoke’s intent to win at least a few domestic trophies for the coming season. Also, with Steven N’Zonzi leaving for Sevilla, it seems that Van Ginkel would get some decent playing time and much needed Premier League experience. The Dutch midfielder spoke about N’Zonzi, the player whom he is going to replace:
“I didn’t know Steven N’Zonzi very well, but I saw some games and he did very well.
“I’m like a box to box player. I can be an important player in front but also defensive wise. That’s what I want to bring to the team. I will work hard for the team and hopefully be important with goals and assists.”
Source – Stoke Sentinel
The midfielder has been given the best chance to resurrect his career and Van Ginkel knows what the Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects from him. If Van Ginkel carry forwards the form he showed at the latter half of the last season, we could except him making it to the first team squad, maybe as a backup option to Cesc Fabregas in the future. We hope Van Ginkel does well at Britannia Stadium and wish him luck for his next season at Stoke.
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Edited By: Karan Dubey
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