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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Aug 18, 2014

Marko Marin joins Fiorentina on loan

These four men cost a grand total of £116 million and could be just what their respective clubs need to stake their claim for the Premier League title.

Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin has completed his move to Fiorentina on a season-long loan deal.

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Marin, 25, spent the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Spanish side Sevilla from the Premier League club, and underwent a medical with La Viola last week.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read: "Marko Marin has today joined Fiorentina on loan for the 2014/15 campaign. The Serbian-born German international will link up with the Italian side ahead of the Serie A season, which begins with an away game against Ashley Cole's Roma on Aug. 30."

The versatile midfielder was considered one of the most promising talents in Germany -- on a par with the likes of Marco Reus and Mario Gotze -- in his years at Borussia Monchengladbach and Werder Bremen, impressing with the latter between 2009 and 2012.

But Marin -- who can play on either wing and also behind the strikers -- struggled to break into the Chelsea first-team following a 12 million-euro move two summers ago, making just 16 appearances as he struggled with numerous muscle injuries.

The 25-year-old spent the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Sevilla, with the Liga side winning the Europa League -- but Marin's future now lies in Serie A for the next year.

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