Voetbal International are reporting tonight that Sunderland are moving in to try to get 22 year-old Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan for the season, but sadly there is no mention of Newcastle at all.
Marco van Ginkel – Sunderland want him
It could well be an advantage that Sunderland have an experienced and savvy Dutch manager in Dick Advocaat in charge, and he could well persuade the Dutch International to join Sunderland, with Newcastle still trying to get up to steam with their transfer business this summer.
Marco has said it’s very important for him to get games this coming season:
“For my development it is crucial next season to get a full year of play. The chance that this can happen at Chelsea is small.¨
Van Ginkel signed on at Chelsea two years ago and so far played 4 times for the first team and last season he spent on loan at AC Milan where he played 18 times with one goal and his form in the second half of the season was good, after a difficult start.
The 22 year-old is the classic box to box midfielder that we haven’t really got in the squad at the moment, after Yohan Cabaye left 18 months ago and it looks like he may rejoin Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace.
Newcastle have already been linked with Marco this summer, but Lee Charnley and others will need to be a lot more aggressive if we are to get our top targets into the club this summer – and the sooner the better.
Just like there seemed no urgency or decisiveness this year, when we managed to lose eight games in a row and were almost relegated.
Newcastle did absolutely nothing to stop the rot – and we kept John Carver in charge for the full 20 games – 13 of which we lost and he nearly took us down.
Other clubs would have taken John out of his misery maybe after six successive losses – at most.
Basically nothing was done to alleviate the dire situation, and we were simply fortunate to get 4 points out of our final three games
The same kind of sleep-walking seems to be happening in this summer’s transfer market at Newcastle.
Lee Charnley is the top executive at the club and he has to be more aggressive and decisive to get the job done.