Newcastle Interested In Durch International Midfielder

Newcastle have watched Dutch central midfielder Marco van Ginkel for a couple of years now, and there’s news in the Chronicle that Newcastle are interested in bringing the 22 year-old to Tyneside this summer.

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Marco van Ginkel on left playing for AC Milan last season

Van Ginkel began his career at Vitesse, and made his debut back in 2010 as a 17 year-old, and ended up playing 111 times for the club with 23 goals and 18 assists, before signing on at Chelsea two years ago for a fee reported to be around £8M.

He made his debt for Chelsea in the first game of the season in August 2013, as a substitute against Hull City, but then a month later he suffered an ACL knee injury, and that kept him on the sidelines for a full six months.

Last September he was sent out on loan to AC Milan, where he played 18 times with a goal and an assist, but during last season he had a few ankle injuries, which restricted his playing time in Italy.

Newcastle have never really replaced Yohan Cabaye, who left eighteen months ago for PSG,  and we could do with some skill in the center of midfield.

Maybe Marco is the player Newcastle will now try to sign to finally replace the 29 year-old French International – who may even end up at Crystal Palace this summer with Alan Pardew and has never made the breakthrough in Paris.

There’s also a possibility Newcastle can get the 6’1″ tall Dutch midfielder on loan for the season.

He has played for the U15, U19 and 24 times for the Holland U21 side, and has made two appearances for the full Holland side, after making his debut in November of 2012 against Germany when he was 19 years old.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • seasons

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    get him bought now

  • lesh

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #2

    More likely it’s Rip Van Ginkel we’re after!

  • expatmag

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #3

    I would prefer Wijnaldrum in myself. He adds pace and skill to the side with a nice creative spark. Him and Aaron’s servicing a decent CF with De Jong in behind scheming and a revitalised Tiote and Sissoko in behind them could be mouth watering

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Moonraker15…if Ashley needed to calm the masses and buy himself some time then saying something seem to have done the trick!

    geordieboy83…so we start over do we! Basically anyone could have been appointed then…One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

    Expat…lets see how that pan out for you

  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #5

    He is jst like S. Taylor Cheik Toite Haidara De Jong Cisse. Players who cant complete a season fully fit a timing bomb waiting to happen.

    But a very good player.

  • John Tudor

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #6

    newcastle are no longer interesting

  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #7


    Colback has to be in our team

  • expatmag

    Jun 7, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #8


    Time will tell but it is fair to say he has a boatload of work to do in a short space of time. He is well capable and if supported by Ashley and Co., he will do well.

    He needs the players working together back on the basics of simple pass and move, first touch and shielding when in possession and closing down quickly en masse, pressure and positioning when without the ball.

    Get them to do that and he will be half way there.

  • expatmag

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Will die

    Cool back is useful but only as a sub in the team I would select, if we could get Tiote back to his best.

  • expatmag

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #10


  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #11


    His movement is good always on the run trying to nick a pass shooting corners scores. He is something lovely to watch our Ginger Pirlo

  • cestriasteve

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Will die for the toon,

    If we can get Siemens de Jong back to his fitness of 2013 where he played over 40 times and scored 14 goals he will be a great player, I say If!!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Expat…alot of managers could do well or at least good here with the right backing!

    …but SM had been in plenty of jobs with the right backing without shining…not even closely!

    If SM is the right candidate…it’s not from a supporters point of view but because for the board it’s business as usual 😉

  • geordieboy83

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #14

    Jesper, I know it’s hard to believe with my comments but I do understand the scepticism over Steve, but as I said yesterday on the grand scheme of things he has achieved a lot more than a majority of our preferred targets. In my mind if he’s backed with transfers which I think is more important than hc position, I believe he will have us top 8 with a chance to win a cup. Yeah he’s failed but he’s also won. Dismissing him before he’s had a chance is harsh.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #15

    I just don’t get what people see in Colback. He’s not a proper holding midfielder, he doesn’t get quickly from box to box, he’s not a creative, attacking mid. He just takes up space really.

  • cestriasteve

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #16


    Who would you have wanted as HC or manager? From realistic candidates who would have come to work for our farcical regime?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #17

    geordieboy83…dismissing the HC the board throws our way is not personal to Steve…he’s probably a nice guy.

    The point is he’s just an extension of how things were before and how Ashley wants it to be.

    I don’t want to just except whatever they throws our way. Nothing will change with SM do to what I mentioned earlier 🙂

    I can’t support this! I know alot of ppl feel the same just like alot of ppl feel like you…that’s our curse!

  • chasing_rabbits

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #18

    GB83 @ 14

    Well said, McClaren might not be the fans first choice, but his appointment would make sense. Yes he’s had some failures but he’s also won trophy’s, and isn’t that what the fans want to see?! At least he’s a proven manager, and comes with far more experience than most of the other names that were “being considered for the role”. The biggest concern of the summer is which players will come in. It doesn’t matter who the head coach is, the teams needs a massive overhaul if anybody was to have us challenging for anything other than premier league safety again.

  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 7, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Colback is our Gattuso.

    And I believe Mike jst believes in British Managers. And he doesnt want a big name signing who will take e funs to his side.

    Mike is jst being defensive.

  • mkhalaf

    Jun 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #20

    Janmaan Colo …………….. haidara/dummet

    Aarons colback sissoko cabella

    ………… ………….

  • mkhalaf

    Jun 7, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #21

    2 strikers and a 2 CB (1 that could play across the back four) are a must I believe,, anything else is extra and I would be personally happy with that (maybe a creative midfielder)

  • arpeco19

    Jun 7, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #22

    So there will be six/seven signings? I believe we need more!!!!
    They should be: Def: Micah Richards, Andrew Robertson(hull), Virgil van Dijk(Celtic) Chancel Mbemba (Anderlecht) to go with Lascelles who’s already coming in.
    Mid: Clement Grenier(Lyon), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Redmond(Norwich), Demary Gray(Birmingham)
    Fwd: Austin(QPR), Ings(Burnley), Bamford(Chelsea)
    All very realistic targets to improve the team.

  • arpeco19

    Jun 7, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #23

    Team next season:


    —————- Richards — Van Dijk———-

    Janmaat————–Colback—————— Robertson

    ———– –Sissoko————— Grenier——————-

    Cabella—————- Austin ——————- Aarons

    Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Mbemba, Haidara, De Jong, Perez, Ings.

  • Moonraker15

    Jun 7, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #24


    Yeah, I think he was preparing for the worst and possible crowd reaction which Sky Sports would have loved !


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