Chris Bradford discusses Van Ginkel and Mason Mount’s potential departures.
Van Ginkel, 25, joined Chelsea from affiliate club Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2013 but his development at the Club stalled following an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Swindon in the League Cup. In following seasons, the Dutchman has not been in Chelsea’s plans, featuring on loan at AC Milan, Stoke City and PSV Eindhoven.
In the most recent season, Van Ginkel captained PSV to the Dutch title and had an impressive season. In all competitions, the 25-year-old made 33 appearances, scoring 16 goals and making five assists. On average, the Dutchman scored every 177 minutes in the Eredivisie.
Mason Mount has also grabbed the attention of new PSV manager, Marco Van Bommel. Mount, 19, shone as Vitesse finished sixth, scoring 13 and assisting 10 in 40 appearances. The prodigy was rewarded for his fine season in Holland by being allowed to train with the England senior squad ahead of their World Cup preparations.
According to Transfermarkt, Van Ginkel is valued at €12 million, and Mount is valued at €3.5 million.
Would Chelsea fans be happy letting both Van Ginkel and Mount go? Let us know.
Written by Chris Bradford – @bradford_cfc97