It’s been a very quiet year for Marco Van Ginkel, normally used to having the time of his life in the Eredivisie on loan at PSV from Chelsea, but a summer operation on his knee saw him miss a chance of returning to Holland for a third spell.
With a recovery expected at some point during the second half of the campaign, it’ll be too late for him to play any really meaningful football this season.
However, for 2019-2020, things could be very different.
Eindhovens Dagblad explain on Wednesday that PSV are keeping a close eye on the situation, as they know next summer could be the best time to sign the 26-year-old permanently.
With a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2020 and Chelsea unlikely to renew it or let him leave on a free, Maurizio Sarri’s might have little choice but to offload him in 2019.
Having previously asked for over €10m in the past, far too much money for PSV, the Blues won’t be in a position to do the same this time around, as a season without kicking a ball and just 12 months left on his deal isn’t prime bargaining material.
For the Eredivisie side, however, it could be just perfect.
PSV are said to be ‘curious’ at how much Chelsea will ask, and if it’s reasonable, you can be assured they’ll seriously consider it.