Van Ginkel leaves Chelsea after just four appearances in eight years

Dutch midfielder Marco Van Ginkel leaves Chelsea after just four appearances in eight years as Blues release seven players including Willy Caballero and Izzy Brown

  • Dutch midfielder Van Ginkel, 28, joined Chelsea eight years ago from Vitesse
  • But he made just four appearances after being hit by numerous injury problems
  • Caballero collected FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League medals 

Chelsea have confirmed the departure of midfielder Marco Van Ginkel and goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

The pair have been released by Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League winners with their contracts expiring this month.

Caballero, 39, made 38 appearances after joining from Manchester City in 2017 and won the FA Cup and Europa League. 

Marco van Ginkel has been released by Chelsea after spending the season on loan at PSV

He was among the substitutes when Chelsea beat Manchester City to win the Champions League. 

Dutch midfielder Van Ginkel, 28, joined Chelsea eight years ago from Vitesse.

But he made just four appearances after being hit by numerous injury problems.

Willy Caballero made 38 appearances for the Blues after joining from Manchester City in 2017

The 28-year-old has spent time on loan at Stoke City, AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven. 

Izzy Brown has also released after making just one appearance since his controversial switch from West Brom in 2013. The Baggies were angered when they received just a nominal fee for their academy star. 

Other players to leave Chelsea when their deals expire are Jamal Blackman, Declan Frith, Danilo Pantic and Jack Wakely.




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