The German midfielder has spent the season on loan at Sevilla, with his future unclear at this point.
Dubbed ‘the German Messi’ in his younger days, Marko Marin has not reached his potential in recent years.
After an injury prone final 18 months at Werder Bremen, the winger has found it difficult to break into the Chelsea side since a June 2012 move to west London.
This season while on loan at Sevilla the German has shown glimpses of the form that made him a regular feature at national level from under-16’s all the way up to his 16 senior caps.
However, again regular football has escaped Marin at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, with only eight La Liga starts to his name this term for similar reasons.
Whether Sevilla will look to make the 25-year-old’s move to Andalusia permanent remains to be seen.
If not, Marin could well go back to Chelsea and try to fight for a place in the starting XI at Stamford Bridge. This would be no mean feat with the number of players at Jose Mourinho’s disposal to play on the flanks, while the likes of Lucas Piazon will also be returning to the club after a loan spell elsewhere.
In this instance it seems like Marin should follow the example of Kevin De Bruyne, who gave it a go at Chelsea but eventually could not play enough regular football to keep him happy.
For the German, a move back to the Bundesliga seems like an excellent option, with the likelihood being that there would be no shortage of takers.
Having failed to live up to his billing in recent seasons, it is important for Marin to play more regularly next term and it looks likely that Chelsea will not be able to offer this to him.