Rumors have been swirling around where Chelsea FC midfielder Marco Van Ginkel will play his football this upcoming season with AC Milan looking to be the favorite to land him. The deal seemed all but agreed to between the two clubs but it appears there has been a new twist added to the story.
Reports from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio suggest that Marco Van Ginkel will refuse to go on loan to AC Milan because he would rather stay at Chelsea and fight for a place there. While this is an admirable thing for the youngster to do, it may in fact hurt Chelsea’s chances of also sending out Fernando Torres on loan to the Serie A club.
— ChelsTransferGossip (@ChelsTransfer) August 27, 2014
The fact that Van Ginkel is willing to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place is a refreshing change. In recent years we have seen players like Romelu Lukaku ask to be sent on loan or put in a transfer request because they wanted a starting spot handed to them. Van Ginkel on the other hand, is refusing what is likely to be regular first team football in order to make his name at Chelsea.
The only issue Chelsea fans may have with the Dutchman’s decision is if it impacts the Fernando Torres deal. Milan may be on the hunt for a striker but they could back out of the deal with Chelsea if it means they do not get to take both players on loan. One can only hope that Marco Van Ginkel’s personal ambition does not prevent what many Chelsea fans have been hoping for for years.
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