Chelsea’s Marko Marin: Sevilla want to sign me
Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin could stay in Spain beyond the expiration of his loan spell, with the German revealing that loan side Sevilla are keen on keeping him in La Liga.
Marin has spent the season on loan in Spain, playing 18 times in La Liga for Sevilla, and admitted that he could make the move permanent.
However he admitted that his future lays in Chelsea’s hands, telling reporters that where he will be next season depends on the west London outfit.
“Seville want to keep me, they want to buy me outright,” he told reporters.
“Now I can only wait and see what will happen, [which] will depend on what Chelsea decide.”
Marin created 19 chances in his 18 La Liga appearances this season, including four assists, but is yet to score a league goal.
The 25 year old winger has completed 21 take ons in La Liga and has taken 14 shots, hitting the target with seven.
News that Sevilla want to make his loan spell permanent means that he is unlikely to be returning to Stamford Bridge, given the attacking midfield riches that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has at his disposal.
If Marin were to return to Chelsea, he would be competing with Eden Hazard, Willian, Andre Schurrle, Mohamed Salah and Oscar for a place in Mourinho’s attacking midfield trio, in a situation that could mirror that faced by Kevin De Bruyne last season.
De Bruyne returned from a successful loan spell to a frustrating period on the sidelines, leaving as soon as he could to move to German side Wolfsburg.