Rangers need a creative midfielder and even Steven Gerrard’s admitted it. It must be the Gers’ top priority in the summer, and they should look no further than Marco van Ginkel.
The 26-year-old made 28 appearances on loan at PSV last season, scoring 14 goals and assisting four. However, a cruciate ligament injury prevented him sealing a permanent move, and knee surgery in June meant he was sidelined for eight months.
He was included in Chelsea’s revised Premier League squad at the start of the year, and when he returns Gerrard should take the risk and bring him to Ibrox as they look to challenge for the title next season.
The Dutchman’s quality was clear, but it still doesn’t seem he’s got a future at Chelsea, and the Gers can take advantage of this to attract a quality of player that may not usually be attainable the club. His creativity and vision is something Gerrard knows his team have lacked this season.
Regarding the addition of a playmaker in January, he told a press conference: “A number 10 was an area we tried but maybe targets you’re after aren’t available or with the funds available you can’t make that happen” (quotes sourced from the Scottish Sun)
He was clearly disappointed with the club’s inability to bring in a player like Van Ginkel, so with him having dropped off many teams’ radars due to injury, it could be the perfect match.
Chelsea bought him for just £8.46m in 2013, so it doesn’t seem like they’ll drive a hard bargain if the Gers did come in for him, so the move makes financial sense too. He could well be the missing piece to Rangers’ title challenge.
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