The transfer of the most expensive purchase in the history of the werder club to chelsea FC shows that the fat years for bremen are over and the millions invested in the successful years of the champions league have fizzled out without effect. Werder no longer belongs to the top of the fubball bundesliga, and the last hope for improvement and the european league disappeared with the 1:3 defeat at vfl wolfsburg.
When marin, who was missing injured on saturday, joined werder three years ago, the 8.5 million purchase was seen as another investment in a glorious future. But the offensive player dribbled too often, did not develop further – just like the team, he sank into the mid-mab. Now, after all, he brings another estimated eight million euros into the coffers and also relieves the budget through the salary saved. "Financial considerations certainly played a role," club boss klaus allofs said about the transfer. It was allowed to be the last rough intake for a long time.
So it was only from a financial point of view for werder a good weekend. "We have always said that we will look into it if a player gets a good offer that is also interesting for werder," said allofs. 23-year-old marin to receive five-year contract with london club.
"I’m naturally very much looking forward to the task of playing in the premier league for such an established club," marin loved to say. It is surprising that a club was willing to pay so much money for him, because marin’s sporting development can be seen from the fact that he played his last game in the DFB jersey on 17 january. November 2010 in the 0-0 draw in sweden and does not play a role in the european championship planning.
The million-euro purchasing department has never been able to meet expectations, and it is not alone in this respect. This is even more true for the extremely expensive brazilians carlos alberto and wesley, who have long since left the club, as well as marko arnautovic, for whom it is unlikely that a willing buyer will be found. They all stand for the failed purchasing policy of the past years.
"I don’t want to see it so negatively," the werder boss commented on marin’s development. "The time of change has not made it easier for him."Werder bremen, the defeat in wolfsburg has once again made clear, needs a radical cut. "We will try to change these things and continue to shape the upheaval," said allofs.
Werder must see to it that they keep at least the last two high performers, such as naldo and sokratis. Allofs denied reports that the greek central defender would be moving to juventus turin: "that’s not true, we have no intention of selling him."It is understandable, after all, sokratis is the best purchase of the bremer for a long time.