Chelsea have today confirmed that midfielder Marko Marin has left the club, four years after joining.
The 27-year-old former German international has completed a move to Greek side Olympiakos on a three-year deal, for a believed to be in the region of €3m.
Marko Marin has today completed a permanent transfer to Greek side Olympiacos… https://t.co/WclSq68vjw
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 23, 2016
Marin arrived at Stamford Bridge in an €8m deal in 2012, under the management of Roberto Di Matteo. Marin’s performances in Germany had earned him a spot in Jogi Low’s 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup, but his time in England was something of a disaster.
In all, he started just two Premier League games in his time at the club (totalling less than 150 minutes including substitute appearances), and has spent the past three years at four different clubs – namely Sevilla, Fiorentina, Anderlecht and Trabzonspor.
He was named on the bench for Chelsea’s Europa League final win against Benfica in 2013, but in truth, his contribution to the club during that time was minimal.
He was not included in either of new manager Antonio Conte’s matchday squads thus far, ending all hope that he might carve out a career at the club, and now the nomadic midfielder has finally left on a permanent basis.
— Olympiacos FC (@olympiacos_org) August 23, 2016
Marin becomes the sixth senior to leave the club on a permanent basis this season, and one that will not especially be missed around the club.