It’s always horrible to see a talented player lose the best years of their career to some gruesome injuries, and Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel really did have the worst luck when it came to injuries.
The 28-year-old looked like he was going to be a star when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2013 but several seasons were lost to injuries, and it resulted in several loan spells when he had to go out and play games in a bid to recover his fitness.
However, it has recently been confirmed by Dutch giants PSV that he’s signed for them on a permanent basis, and he issued a heartfelt message to Chelsea and the fans for standing by him during those tough times when he was out:
Van Ginkel took to Instagram to pen an emotional farewell to the club he’s been a part of since 2013. He shared a collection of photos—from his first appearance under Jose Mourinho to posing with John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, and Nathan Ake to his family walking the streets of London donning his kit—and wrote the following emotional message:
“I want to thank @chelseafc for the last 8 years. A big thank you to the club for the unconditional support, especially during my periods of rehabilitation. Thanks to the staff, my former teammates and the fans as well. I felt at home from the very first moment in London 💙💙 #CFC #chelsea”
Goodlucks in your next adventures Van!