The winger has struggled in his handful of appearances in English football so far and has also suffered niggling injury problems. Could a move to another Premier League team be for the long term benefit of both player and club?
When Marko Marin first arrived at Chelsea last summer he caused much excitement among fans. A player once dubbed the ‘German Messi’ was going to obviously have that kind of effect. Despite going off the boil slightly in his final season with Werder Bremen he certainly had demonstrated all the attributes of a leading football talent in the seasons previous and Chelsea moved quickly to acquire him at the end of last season.
However since arriving at Stamford Bridge things have not exactly gone to plan for the forward who has had to watch from the side-lines for the majority of his time in London. Much of this watching was down to a troublesome string of injuries which have unfortunately plagued him in the past.
In a recent interview in his homeland he claimed that Rafa Benitez felt he needed to be eased into English football; a process of ‘building’ him into the player necessary.
In that respect rumours linking him with a move back to Germany with former club Borussia Monchengladbach or as a potential sweetener for a future Andre Schurrle deal with Bayer Leverkusen have been rubbished for now by the player himself:
‘’I could imagine a loan deal. It could be an ideal option to get me playing more regularly and help me with my general development, but I think at this time it is out of the question and I won’t be heading back to the Bundesliga.’’
So while he himself did not rule out a potential loan move going back to Germany is certainly out the question as it would not help his development in the long term for Chelsea Football Club or Marin’s hopes of playing in the Premier League.
While he said that a loan deal might be ‘out the question’ at this time could Chelsea be tempted to send him out on loan to a Premier League club to help him gain first-team experience at this level.
It is certainly a possibility and the likes of Southampton, QPR, Wigan Athletic would certainly take notice in bringing him in to help a relegation scrap while even the likes of Swansea, Liverpool or Newcastle could easily find a place for him in their team; at least on a more regular basis then currently available at Stamford Bridge.
So should Chelsea consider sending Marko Marin out on loan?
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