Mourinho’s Risky Signing
You don’t need amazing eye sight to see that this summer’s transfer window is producing some incredible activity, with the big clubs making their moves. However, whilst superstars like Neymar and Falcao are moving, new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made a signing which could be an amazing bargain or a full time bench warmer.
On 3rd July, young Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel signed for Chelsea from his home nation team Vitesse Arnhem, for around £8 million. The singing came after many weeks of speculation, after the 20 year old had a fantastic season in Holland’s Eredivisie. 2012-13 saw van Ginkel make 41 appearances in a yellow and black striped jersey, notching up 12 goals from his deep midfield position.
However, with Chelsea packed with rich midfield talent such as Eden Hazard, Frank Lampard and Juan Mata its being debated whether van Ginkel will even get a kick. This wouldn’t be the first time, only recently young Barcelona midfielder Oriol Romeu was signed by the Stamford Bridge team but has failed to break into the first time regularly.
It has also being considered that van Ginkel would be loaned out for a season, another trait quite commonly adopted by The Blues. Romelu Lukaku for example was loaned out to West Brom for a season where he heavily blossomed scoring an impressive 17 goals, before returning to Chelsea. MVG’s location, if he was to go on loan, is completely unknown with Vitesse and lower Premier League teams being at the ready.
So, with Chelsea making a move for one of Holland’s most anticipated young talents, can Marco van Ginkel silence the critics and burst into the club’s formidable midfield?
By Kobe, YJA Sports Correspondent
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