Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is reportedly set to leave the club on loan again in January, sealing a second stint with PSV.
The 23-year-old was expected to return to the Eredivisie in the summer, but a knee injury ensured a halt was brought to that move as he remained in London instead as his injury woes continue to haunt him.
As noted by The Sun, he received an injection to treat the problem and had been training ahead of making his return last month before playing a full 90 minutes in the EFL Trophy with the Under-23s this week.
It’s reported that he will continue to feature for the Under-23s until the New Year, at which point Chelsea will re-open the door for PSV to make their move and take him on loan for the remainder of the season.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for the Dutchman, as evidently he’s not considered a part of Antonio Conte’s first-team plans.
Whether the Italian tactician has plans to use him further down the line is unclear at this stage, but as with the countless individuals currently sent out on loan by Chelsea, there will be question marks over whether or not the system is in place to help the players make a breakthrough at Stamford Bridge.
Van Ginkel has played just 11 Premier League minutes for the club, but enjoyed a good run of games with AC Milan two seasons ago before scoring eight goals in 13 games for PSV last season as he began to prove his quality and make a case for a future in west London.