German international Marko Marin has joined Spanish club Sevilla on a season long loan deal from Chelsea. The former Werder Bremen winger was a £ 7 million signing for Chelsea only 12 months ago, but he has failed to establish himself in the first team of Chelsea due to several injury problems. Chelsea also changed management after just a few months of his arrival to the club. This also had an effect on the player, who is now intent on re-establishing himself at club and international level with impressive performances for Sevilla.
The winger was expected to become part of the first-team plans after the arrival of José Mourinho, but the arrival of new signings in the form of Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne. The latter is expected to be more of a first-team player this season after spending the last season on loan at Werder Bremen. During his 12 months at Chelsea, Marin made only six starts. The 24-year-old is hoping to rediscover his form in the next 12 months at Sevilla. The departure of Jesus Navas to Manchester city is expected to free up a place at Sevilla.
The club are expected to be one of the contenders for a Champions League place.
“I come here with more ambition than when I signed for Chelsea. Sevilla is a club of tradition that I have come to for the new season with the hope of helping them return to a position in the league that they occupied not so many years ago. I hope to take on the role of a leader. After talking with (sporting director) Monchi and (Sevilla midfielder) Ivan Rakitic, who is also a leader in the team, I have understood the project and the philosophy of this club,” said Marin.
Marin has not featured for the national team since 2010.