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Marco Van Ginkel | Midfielder

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 148

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Stoke City had their home opener spoiled late in the day when an 86th minute Liverpool goal broke the stalemate and the Potters suffered a 0-1 loss.
It was a raucous crowd in front of the Potters today and it may have helped them be the stronger side of the first half. Charlie Adam had the best chance of the opening frame but sliced his shot wide. It was debutante Marco van Ginkel that looked the more inventive of the central midfielders though, as he made a few sharp key passes, but again, the Potters failed to get an end product. It looked more and more as time went on for the second half that Stoke would take the draw, because Liverpool were beginning to threaten with each passing minute. The dam finally broke in the 86th minute for them though, and they came away empty-handed. They can be encouraged that the defense doesn't look lost without Ryan Shawcross. Hopefully when it comes to the attack, Bojan is nearing fitness and can give them that extra edge that looked missing today. Aug 9 - 1:14 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Stoke City have made acquired Chelsea holding midfielder Marco Van Ginkel on loan for the 2015-16 season.

The other shoe to drop here is presumably the deal to send goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to Stamford Bridge on a permanent deal. No word on whether Stoke City have acquired any rights to purchase Van Ginkel on a permanent basis at a set price should his loan deal work out. The Potters definitely need a replacement for N'Zonzi and Van Ginkel isn't likely to see much playing time at Stamford Bridge anytime soon with Nemanja Matic among the best in the world in that role. This could be a nice get for the Potters and costs Chelsea almost nothing in terms of lost production.
Source: Twitter.com
Jul 10 - 3:44 PM

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has completed a year-long loan to Italian club AC Milan.

van Ginkel was behind on the pecking order at Chelsea and wouldn't have seen much playing time this year behind Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Ramires, and John Obi Mikel. The 22-year-old should get a good run at AC Milan and earn some very important first team experience while he is there. van Ginkel is a very highly rated prospect by Chelsea and should be a major part of their team going forward, just not this year.
Source: AC Milan
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Marco van Ginkel returned to Chelsea's senior squad in their midweek Champions League match after a lengthy injury absence.

Marco van Ginkel suffered a torn ACL early in the year and was expected to miss the entire season and the World Cup. He has made a miraculous comeback and has featured in Chelsea's U21 squad in recent weeks. He returned to the bench on Tuesday and could even feature in Chelsea's match in midweek due to a depleted midfield. van Ginkel will be pushing for playing time in hopes of making the World Cup but it's unknown how much playing time he will receive from Mourinho.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 01:50:00 PM

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkle is expected to play for Chelsea's development squad in April but is not expected to feature in the senior squad this season.

van Ginkle is recovering from a torn ACL and was expected to miss the entire season and the World Cup. He has recovered quicker than expected and this is great news for the youngster. Playing in U21 matches in April should be enough to give him a fair chance of making the Netherlands World Cup squad for Brazil.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 03:31:00 PM

Marco van Ginkel's knee injury turned out to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) and he will be out for the rest of the season and the World Cup.

The recovery time for a torn ACL is usually around nine months and likely won't give him enough time to recover for the World Cup. Van Ginkel seemed to be earning more and more trust in Jose Mourinho's system and the injury certainly sets him back. Look for Ramires and Lampard to play that position more often with John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien coming in to provide rest.
Source: The Guardian
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Marco Van Ginkel injured his knee after starting Chelsea's Capital One Cup game against Swindon.

We don't know much about the injury yet but Van Ginkel could end up missing an extended period of time. He will have a scan tomorrow and we should know more after the results of that come out. Injuries is one of the reason Jose Mourinho wanted a deep squad and Chelsea should have no problems replacing Van Ginkel in midfield.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:48:00 PM

Chelsea have rejected a loan bid for midfielder Marco Van Ginkel from Ajax.

Ajax are interested in getting Van Ginkel on a season long loan but Chelsea have rejected the bid. Chelsea have more midfielders than they can play, but either the offer wasn't good enough or they have plans for using Van Ginkel this season. Van Ginkel is only 20 years of age, so giving out on loan could be a smart move for Chelsea and it could give him very valuable playing time.
Source: Metro
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 01:11:00 PM