Chelsea have snapped up Werder Bremen’s 23 year old German winger Marko Marin on a 5-year-deal for an undisclosed sum.
An official statement on the Blues website read:
“Chelsea Football Club have today (Saturday) agreed to sign Marko Marin from Werder Bremen. Both clubs have agreed a fee and the 23-year-old midfielder has agreed personal terms. Marin, a German international, will join Chelsea in the summer.”
“‘I had a really good time with Werder together with many great guys here, and I have lots of nice memories, but of course I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Premier League with such an established club.”
The 23 year old was born in Yugoslavia and began his career as a youth player with Eintracht Frankfurt before moving to Borussia Monchengladbach at the age of 16. He was offered a 3-year-contract just after one year at the academy and made his professional debut in 2007. He switched to Bremen for € 8.5 million in the summer of 2009 where he has made 87 Bundesliga appearances for the club till date, scoring 12 goals and providing 24 goal assists in the process.
He made his debut for Germany in 2008 but he has spent much of this season out injured and may not make coach Joachim Low’s squad for Euro 2012.
Chelsea Football Club are set for a major squad overhaul this summer and will be looking to add at least a couple more young, exciting players in the summer to bring a balance to their ageing squad.