Midfielder Marco van Ginkel has put pen to paper on a new contract at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have officially announced.
The Dutchman, who joined the Blues back in 2013 from Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem, has signed a new one-year deal, ensuring he will stay in West London until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
The midfielder was poised to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season, as his contract was set to expire, but he has now put pen to paper on a new one-year deal.
His decision to extend his Stamford Bridge stay may come as a surprise to many, as he has not played for the Blues’ first-team for several years after a bout of injury problems.
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Since joining Chelsea, he has had separate loan spells with AC Milan, Stoke City and PSV.
In total, he has only racked up four appearances for Chelsea.
The midfielder’s Blues future is almost certain to be play the role as a squad player, with head coach Frank Lampard having a plethora of options in central-midfield, as well as adding Hakim Ziyech to his ranks this summer.
Lampard, too, is keen on adding Kai Havertz to his squad, meaning that would push van Ginkel down the pecking order even further.