Chelsea FC winger Marko Marin has signed for Spanish side Sevilla on a yearlong loan deal.
The 24-year-old German international joined the English club last season from Werder Bremen, but didn’t get too many opportunities in his debut season. Despite being a part of Chelsea’s tour to America last summer, he had to wait till September to make his debut for the club after suffering an injury. Marin made a total of six appearances in the league and scored his first league goal against Wigan Athletic back in February after coming on as a substitute.
For a player of his talent, he certainly deserved more opportunity at Chelsea last season, and now with the arrival of Andre Schurrle, he was unlikely to get any first team action next season as well. So move away from the club, on loan, in order to gain regular playing time should work well for Marin.
Chelsea have released a statement on their official site confirming his move to La Liga side Sevilla on a one year loan deal.
“Chelsea Football Club and Sevilla Fútbol Club have reached an agreement for the season-long loan of Marko Marin, subject to the completion of legal documentation and a medical.”
The Spanish side had a fairly disappointing season last time around as they ninth in the table – seven points behind a European qualification spot. But despite this, Sevilla are set to feature in the Europa League next season after Malaga lost their appeal against the ban (from European competitions) they have received from UEFA over financial irregularities. Luckily for them Rayo Vallecano, who finished above them in the league are yet to be granted an UEFA licence, which makes them ineligible to participate in the competition as well.
So Marko Marin will get the opportunity to play in the competition he won with Chelsea last season. It is still unclear though, whether Marin will have a long term future at the club, considering the depth in the Chelsea squad of players who can play as a winger.