Finally, injury-prone Chelsea winger Marko Marin is set to be off the wage bills at the west London club with a move to Trabzonspor imminent.
The Turkish club’s sporting director had claimed Marin has arrived in Turkey and will undergo a medical tomorrow ahead of the move which is set to cost the Turkish outfit £1.8m.
“He will arrive in Trabzon tonight and undergo a medical tomorrow before completing his transfer,” Hurma confirmed to LigTV.
Marin has now been pictured at the airport on his arrival as he was surrounded by fans who asked him for a photo. The 26-year old winger was also seen wearing a Trabzon muffler around his neck, as per Turkish Football.
Trabzonspor are currently the joint league leaders after winning their first two league games of the season, with new boss Shota Arveladze who replaced Ersun Yunal in the summer. The Black Sea have been very active in the summer, signing Stephane Mbia, defender Cavanda from Lazio, and Dame N’Doye from Hull City.
Marin moved to Chelsea from Wolfsburg for £6m in 2012 and has struggled to find his feet at Stamford Bridge, despite making 16 appearances in his first season. He arrived as a huge prospect after his admirable performances in the Bundesliga, but has fallen off the radar since then. The 26-year old winger won the Europa League with Chelsea before being sent on loan to clubs like Anderlecht, Sevilla and Fiorentina. He also won a second Europa League trophy with the Spanish side.
Chelsea are looking to offload unwanted players, with Colombian flop Juan Cuadrado also on the verge of completing a season-long loan move to Juventus imminently, while Victor Moses could be moving to the Boleyn Ground with West Ham United.
Nevertheless, Marin will be delighted with his move to Trabzonspor as it will give him a chance to resurrect his career as he is at an age where he has much to prove, if injury allows.