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Newcastle Have This Talented Central Midfielder In Their Sights

1:44 pm, Saturday, June 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Dutch publication Algemeen Dagblad is reporting that Chelsea’s 22 year-old Dutch International central midfielder Marco van Ginkel is interesting the Magpies,  and Newcastle have been scouting the Dutch market since the success of £5M signing Daryl Janmaat last summer – with Daryl easily being our best player last season, and also showing some real leadership skills.

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Marco van Ginkel – interesting Newcastle

Newcastle already have four Dutchmen at the club in Tim Krul, Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong as well as Janmaat,  and we could be adding to that number this summer, with giant Dutch striker Bas Dost of Wolfsburg also interesting Newcastle.

The 22 year-old van Ginkel stands 6’1″ tall and was at Vitesse before signing for Chelsea two years ago for £8M, and he was on loan last season at AC Milan.

It could well be that Jose Mourinho sends him out on loan this season too – but this time to a Premier League club.

While at Vitesse,  who he joined when he was he was just six years old and left when he was just 20 –  he played a total of 41 times with two goals.

He’s played 4 times for the Chelsea first team when he first joined the club two years ago, and he played 18 times on loan last season at AC Milan.

Marco had a difficult time of it in the first half of last season in Italy,  but he came through well over the second half of the season, and will have learned a lot from that experience.

The report suggests that Newcastle could bring this lad in on loan for the season, with a view to making the move permanent at the end of the season,

But  head coach Steve McClaren could also try to bring him on a permanent deal this summer.

Newcastle have never replaced Yohan Cabaye since he left us eighteen months ago for the big money at PSG and his career has since been in decline – so bringing this lad in now wouldn’t seem to be too much of a risk.

Marco is an excellent technical player who made his debut for Vitesse when he was only 17.

Newcastle have to show their ambition at some stage this season, and we have enough money to spend –  that’s for sure.

So putting in a reasonable bid for this youngster – who is the classic bob-to-box midfielder who can also score goals – wouldn’t be that much of a risk.

Marco van Ginkel has certainly got the talent, and will only improve as he plays in the Newcastle first team.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WWSBRD // Jun 27, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Why but a player when u can loan him then let him sign for someone else with no profit to be made! The anti Ashley way!

  • 2 Graeme // Jun 27, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Why develop a Chelski CB for them when we can buy and develop our own? It seems a futile waste of resources as there is no return on the investment – other than for Chelski of course.

  • 3 N1CK06 // Jun 27, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    this is not news

  • 4 N1CK06 // Jun 27, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events.

    Not new, not noteworthy info, not important. Just another link from another BS source.

  • 5 Belfast // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Ed this story is from weeks ago.

  • 6 Belfast // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Very good Nick lol

  • 7 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    even youngsters upto no good

  • 8 WWSBRD // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Well personally I’ve never been more disgusted by footballer! Burn them I say

    Or not

  • 9 banjax // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    All this speculation and still no Toon signings. However, the official transfer window doesn’t open until 1st July so it’s okay to talk and verbally agree until the player is out of contract, but no player can be officially transferred until then. However Schteev and co have had their opportunity to talk and agree transfers and targets, so there will be no excuses come the 1st. July.

  • 10 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM


    I’ve seen worse but ya know lol

  • 11 nufc 11 // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    What a club we have become we are around the club’s with the beggers cup out and the poor mouth up. A man that can barely sign his name let alone players in Lee Charney. All I can say the fans still hold the power as long as they don’t renew their season tickets 60 million war chest?can believe them words were used in a sentence related to nufc. Dream on eh.

  • 12 WWSBRD // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Haha yeah true article takes itself very seriously though Christ it’s like they attacked an old people’s homes

  • 13 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    I know considering what has happened in France yesterday, is it really that bad?

    Good to see Rolando is committed

  • 14 cyprus // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Buy 5 or 6 of these ‘maybe’ players. By all means. But,
    2 marquee signings as well are needed.

  • 15 WWSBRD // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Yeah seems a bit over the top but that how France do football

    Aaron’s is exciting but I like the look of Kemen would like to see him play more

  • 16 cyprus // Jun 27, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    It’s no time for scouting right now. That should’ve been done UNTIL now.

    The targets should be lined up, 1st choice second etc.

    Start negotiating, start from the top.

  • 17 Graeme // Jun 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    McClaren wanted his coaching team in place almost 2 weeks ago – the latest news is that non have been able to agree terms & Conditions with Penfold. Poor old Schteve must be well pissed off if its true!!

    Something has to give soon – or we really will be up schitt creek with no rowing implements!!

  • 18 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    wonder if we can bring this lad out of retirement ?

    he’s just what we need atm.

  • 19 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    @15 wwsbrd

    got some good prospects but lets get the starting 11 with cover sorted first before we start testing the youngsters out imo !

    we dont want too much pressure on them to come straight in and be expected to do the job of a proven player full time like we did last season with arma/rolando/perez.

  • 20 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    @16 cyprus


  • 21 AndyMac // Jun 28, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Hmm a central midfielder, just what the scouting team were looking for. You can never have too many central mf’s. 🙁

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