Filippo Inzaghi wants to keep on-loan Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel to stay at the club for another season. Ginkel played impressively in Sunday’s match in which AC Milan won 3-0 over Torino, but has been limited by injuries for much of the campaign.
Ankle injuries have limited the Holland man to play just 16 appearances all season, but he has started their last 11 Serie A matches after returning to action in March. His debut was cut short as he was taken off in a stretcher in the 34th minute after suffering an ankle injury. His spell at AC Milan got off to a slow start because of the injuries which he sustained in August, but since he returned to full fitness, he has been extremely impressive.
Inzaghi started to think of giving a chance to get fully recovered and return to the pitch for the 22-year-old player. He believed that Ginkel will improve and able to make a huge difference.
“Unfortunately, he is not our player,” said Inzaghi on the club’s official website. “He has played seven or eight games in a row and we are starting to see a great player. He does really well in training,” appraised the boss.
Inzaghi is keen to extend the player’s stay at the club beyond the current season, but is resigned to the fact that the decision will rest with his parent club. AC Milan coach expressed his willingness to keep Holland midfielder, only if it is possible, “because he can give the team a big hand.”
Van Ginkel joined Vitesse Arnhem before he moved to Chelsea in 2013, but has made just four appearances for the Blues. He loaned to Milan since September 2014 and wearing the number 21 jersey for his loan side. His contract at Stamford Bridge remains until June 2018. Inzaghi also mentioned that Chelsea have great midfielders whom is also need of playing.