Marco van Ginkel joined Chelsea from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 and went on to make only four appearances for the Blues. The Dutch international has had loan spells at AC Milan, Stoke City and the past two seasons at PSV Eindhoven.

He has won two league titles with PSV in his homeland, making 28 appearances in the league last season, scoring 14 goals and registering four assists.

Van Ginkel ruptured his cruciate ligament in September 2013 and since then has struggled with knee injuries. On July 10th, Chelsea confirmed Van Ginkel has “undergone a procedure relating to the revision reconstruction of his anterior cruciate ligament” which will keep him out of action for the next eight months.

It’s the second time the midfielder had to be operated on his right knee. Following the surgery, the 25-year-old is still on crutches, but that hasn’t stopped him from travelling to London.

Van Ginkel also stressed that he has not discussed about his future with Chelsea as he wants to stay positive during his rehabilitation.

“I am flying to London and then we will go through a number of things. For the time being I am still walking on crutches,” Van Ginkel told De Telegraaf.

“I had known for a while that this would happen, so I was able to set it up. Fortunately, I have enough friends and family members who visit me, but in the end, I have to do it myself. It is working very hard, but that’s what I’m talking about and I take the time for it. I’m not going to rush anything.”

“Because of these developments I already knew that it would not be possible to play in Eindhoven again next season. I have not talked about the sporting future with Chelsea either. I still have a contract until mid 2020, so we’ll see.”