Ever since Roman Abramovich took over at Chelsea, the club has seen a change in fortune. Almost overnight the Chelsea team was filled with stars and the players have not stopped coming since. Besides signing some world-class talents, Roman’s money also set into place the potential to build for the future.
Chelsea became masters of signing kids and spotting youngsters. The club would hone them for a couple of seasons and then send them out on loan to test them in unknown waters. If they fared well, they were called back and promoted to the first team. The system was perfect in theory but failed in its application.
As the size of Chelsea’s loan army grew in size, the young players failed to make their mark in the team at Stamford Bridge. It began to dawn upon the football world of the flaw in Chelsea’s set up. Players were lost and talents wasted and yet Chelsea continued to make profits.
This season Chelsea cut down on their number of loaned out players and yet it stands at a staggering 38. The players have been sent out and although they are keeping track of these players, their development is not considerable. Chelsea themselves do not take much care in developing the player at the club and giving him first-team opportunities.
This means that the players are always packing and moving. One such player is Marco Van Ginkel. The talented Dutchman moved to Chelsea back in 2013 when Jose Mourinho took over the reins for the second time. He is a versatile player who can play as a holding midfielder, an attacking midfielder and a typical number eight as well.
He came from Vitesse Arnhem back in 2013 for a fee of £8 million. The player, however, never really got a chance to perform in Chelsea colours. He played 11 minutes of domestic league football and made one European and one cup appearance in his time at Chelsea.
Although injury played a part in his misfortune, the player was never really allowed to settle. The 25-year-old has a contract till 2020 but it is unlikely he will play for the Blues. His current loan spell at PSV Eindhoven has impressed the bosses there who want to sign him permanently.
As for his career is concerned, Van Ginkel should be smart and realistic about his career and seek a move away from a club who have shown little inclination of helping young talents develop.