Marin moves to Sevilla on loan

Chelsea have allowed Germany international midfielder Marko Marin to move to Sevilla on a season-long loan.

Last Updated: 29/06/13 at 06:52 Post Comment

Marko Marin: Off to Spain on a season-long loan

Marko Marin: Off to Spain on a season-long loan

The 24-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer, during Roberto Di Matteo's tenure, from Werder Bremen for a fee of around £7m.

Compatriot Andre Schurrle's recent arrival from Bayer Leverkusen means Marin has fallen further down the pecking order and he has agreed to move to southern Spain to link up with Sevilla, who finished ninth in the 2012/13 La Liga table.

After moving to west London he quickly suffered a troublesome hamstring injury and had to wait to regain full fitness to make his competitive debut in the 6-0 Capital One Cup home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The German waited even longer to make his first league start for the Blues, with the home derby against Queens Park Rangers in early January ending in a surprise 1-0 defeat.

His first competitive goal for Chelsea followed in February's 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic and he went on to make 16 appearances in total last season.

New boss Jose Mourinho is looking to build a squad to his own requirements and Schurrle was effectively the Portuguese's first acquisition since returning to the Bridge.

More signings are expected following the departures of Ross Turnbull and Hilario and, with Belgian Thibault Courtois on loan at Atletico Madrid for a third successive season, a back-up goalkeeper is required as cover for Petr Cech.

With only youngster Jamal Blackman in place, Chelsea have been linked with Norwich City's England goalkeeper John Ruddy, who spent much of last season out injured with a thigh problem.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund to qualify for last 16

Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Champions League: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both victorious, Monaco win at Leverkusen

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Basel to stay perfect in the Champions League, while Atletico and Monaco also claimed victories.

Champions League: Liverpool share points with 2-2 draw at Ludogorets in Group B

Liverpool drew 2-2 away to Ludogorets to keep their Champions League dream alive with one game left in Group B.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property