Already at the age of 7 Marco van Ginkel was scouted by Vitesse. The youngster made some impressive performances in his first season including a goal against Ajax. Although his main position is offensive midfielder he has been used as a striker when needed and not without succes. Five goals in his first full season for a player of 17/18 years old is not bad at all! Van Ginkel is best described as an attacking midfielder with some pace, a solid shot, gritt and theability to evade the opponents defence by making good offensive runs. A kind of similar style as Wijnaldum but with less dribbling but more determined imo. Almost all his goals come from inside the box so that's why I gave him a relatively low SP. As he seems to finish his chances quite easily his SA and ST are both high for such a young AM but I feel he deserves them. There are not many players in Vitesse's squad who make their goals as clinical as Van Ginkel does. The high aggression and mentality represent his penetrating runs and determination. I feel the high MEN value is important because this is what makes him stand out compared to other players his age. He is so mature, determined, consistent. Van Ginkel does quite some running is certainly not slow although he does not outrun his marker easily as well.
Please post your suggestions. I found it very hard to rate Van Ginkel properly as i did not want to overrate this young player but already he is quite important in Vitesse's squad. Furthermore he is a kind of strange player for he is mainly a midfielder but when used as a striker many times and playing quite well. Therefore I think he can still use some tweaking.