Chelsea misfit Marko Marin has completed a season-long loan move Trabzonspor, his fourth consecutive loan spell away from the club. Marin, once regarded as one of Germany's brightest attacking prospects, joined the Blues in 2012 but struggled to break into the first team under both Roberto di Matteo and Rafa Benitez.
The return of Jose Mourinho to West London saw him fall further out of favour, eventually joining Sevilla on a season-long loan deal. Further temporary moves to Fiorentina and Anderlecht followed last season but the former Germany Under-21 international failed to convince either club to make his move permanent, with his last appearance for Chelsea coming way back in April 2013.
Trabzonspor are the latest club to offer the winger a fresh opportunity after club sporting director Suleyman Hurma has confirmed his imminent arrival on Monday."He will arrive in Trabzon tonight [Monday 24 August] and undergo a medical tomorrow before completing his transfer," Hurma told Lig TV, according to Goal.
Chelsea have since confirmed his departure via their official website. He will be one of a number of wingers to leave the Premier League champions this summer with Colombia international Juan Cuadrado having also left the club to join Serie A big boys Juventus on a season-long loan.
Chelsea have also allowed Mohamed Salah to leave the club again, with the Egypt international joining Roma on an initial loan deal with the option to buy next summer.
The arrival of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona has also pushed Victor Moses further down Jose Mourinho's pecking order. The Chelsea boss indicated the Nigeria international would remain part of his first team squad this during pre-season but latest reports from the Daily Mail suggest West Ham United are now hopeful of bringing the winger to Upton Park.