On Monday, Chelsea announced that Marko Marin will play for Fiorentina on loan for the 2014-15 season.
The Germany international winger featured on loan for Sevilla last season, and now he will play in Serie A.
Marin had undergone a medical with Fiorentina last week (click here to read more), with the two clubs confirming the deal on Monday.
Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) August 18, 2014
The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen in the summer of 2012 for a reported transfer fee of €8 million.
Much was expected of Marin, dubbed as the ‘German Messi’, but he failed to make his mark in his debut season in the Premier League in 2012-13.
Marin played 16 competitive matches for the Blues, scoring once in the process, as he won the Europa League. The following season Marin won the competition again, this time with Sevilla.
Following the announcement of Marin’s temporary departure to Fiorentina, Chelsea fans took to social networking site Twitter to have their say on the matter.
Below is a selection of the tweets posted by the Blues’ fans. We have also included reactions of other clubs’ supporters.
German Messi, back-to-back Europa winner, scored a diving header. Now has 'played at all top European leagues' to add to his resume. #Marin— Cesc Ham (@FakeLamps) August 18, 2014
@chelseafc Why don't you just sell him!???— Lobitta T. (@LobittaT) August 18, 2014
@chelseafc NEXT: TORRES OUUUUT— #Frankie (@Bluees26) August 18, 2014
Does Marko Marin have a long-term future at Chelsea?