Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel admits that he would like to play in the Premier League amid rumours of a Chelsea link but says he will not make his decision until after the European Under-21 Championship.
The 20-year-old is part of the Netherland’s squad competing in the tournament and will likely feature against Italy in the semi-finals on Saturday.
His agent Karel Jansen claimed that Chelsea are just one of the team’s that are vying for the players signature on Tuesday and named Ajax as an interested party. But despite reports in Holland suggesting that terms have already been agreed with the player, neither van Ginkel or Jansen are entertaining rumours.
Van Ginkel says he’ll think about his future after the Under-21 Championship:
“The Premier League is a very good league, I think every young player wants to play there.
“I know what people want to hear, but I’m not going to say anything about that now. I have to focus on this tournament. After that, I will think about my future – not now.”
Van Ginkel is a central midfielder that has drawn comparisons with Steven Gerrard in terms of his style and according to transfermarkt.co.uk he scored 14 goals and made 15 assists in over 40 games last season, it’s also believed that he could go straight into the first team squad rather than being loaned out like Chelsea have done with Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne previously.
Chelsea, of course, have a relationship with Vitesse Arnhem and are responsible for partially bankrolling their success by allowing the likes of Gael Kakuta, Tomas Kalas and Patrick van Aanholt. If a number of clubs are in for him then the Blues may even have a first option.