Chelsea FC loanee and Sevilla midfielder Marko Marin has recently claimed that he is unsure of where his future lies at the end of the 2013/14 season. The German has been on loan at La Liga side Sevilla this year after an ineffective first season with Chelsea in 2012/13. This was largely due to injury and the emergence of the “Mazacar” midfield trio of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, and Oscar. Marin was unable to unseat any member of the trio and fellow loanee Victor Moses was preferred over him as a rotational player.
Marin signed from Werder Bremen in April of 2012, two months before the arrival of Eden Hazard. Prior to Hazard’s signing, Marin was seen as the creative wing player that Chelsea was missing but the Belgian quickly outshone the German and took his position. Rather than keeping him on as a fringe player this season Chelsea decided to loan him out to Sevilla and Marin has had a good loan spell after some early injury setbacks.
“At the end of the season, or before, we will see. We will have talks with Chelsea and Sevilla or with other clubs and see what happens. We have to see how the second half of the season goes on and how I play. I’m very happy here but I love London. My first year at Chelsea, I did not play a lot or have many opportunities and I wanted to play again and that’s why I left for a year. At the beginning of the season [2012-13, with Chelsea] I got an injury and it was difficult to come back and then the manager changed,” the attacking midfielder said. With [Rafael] Benitez I came on sometimes but I didn’t start many games. I only played a few times so you can’t judge how I did at Chelsea, as it was too short.”
It is clear that Marin still wants to be a Chelsea player but with the arrival of players like Mohamed Salah and the emergence of loanees Bertrand Traore and Lucas Piazon an already crowded midfield may be impossible for the German to break in to. He is also similar to Juan Mata in his defensive frailty and Mourinho has made it clear that he has no room for a player like that in his squad. The best course of action is to provide Marin with the support he needs, hope he plays very well for Sevilla, and sells him in the summer window because his future as a Chelsea player is very bleak.
For a taste of what Marin can offer his team see the video below:
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