Van Ginkel makes PSV switch

Marco van Ginkel has joined PSV Eindhoven on loan from Chelsea, ending his spell at Stoke City.

The midfielder, who joined Stoke on loan in the summer, has found opportunities hard to come by at the Britannia Stadium of late, and with the Potters completing the signing of Giannelli Imbula on deadline day, Van Ginkel would have seen even less action were he to stay with Mark Hughes’ side.

As a result, the Dutchman has made the move to the Eredivisie, where he will look to deliver on the early promise he showed.

“PSV and I had long been in contact,” the 23-year-old told PSV’s official website.

“Last summer, Chelsea preferred to loan me out within England. In the beginning, I played a lot at Stoke, bit the manager made changes. We won some big games and I had to do it more often with substitute appearances and cup games. That was not enough for me so I’ve made for a departure to PSV. I am pleased that Chelsea has gone along with me.”

Van Ginkel joined Chelsea from Vitesse in July 2013, but suffered an early setback when he was ruled out of the 2013/14 season by a knee injury. The defensive midfielder spent part of 2014/15 season on loan at AC Milan, before joining Stoke last July.