Marko Marin joining Chelsea

English Premier League side and Champions League finalists Chelsea have agreed a deal with Werder Bremen to take Marko Marin to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

The Green-Whites’ executive director Klaus Allofs made the announcement on Saturday afternoon:

“We always said that we’d consider any offers which were good for both the player and Werder Bremen. We had some good discussions with Chelsea’s representatives and we soon came to an agreement. We’ll settle the formalities over the next week and of course wish Marko all the best in his new challenge.”

The transfer fee of the German international has not been revealed by either side. Marin has already undergone his medical in London.

The 23-year old midfielder had the following to say about his time at Bremen:

“There are a lot of good guys here and I’ll take some very happy memories with me. Obviously I’m very much looking forward to the challenge of playing for such an established club in the Premier League.”

Marko Marin joined Werder Bremen in the summer of 2009 from fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has gone on to make 87 Bundesliga appearances for the Green-Whites, scoring eight goals. In his first season he helped the club to Champions League qualification and was part of the team that reached the German Cup final the same season.

Marin was also part of the Germany squad at the 2010 World Cup.