Sevilla fans have hatched an ingenious plan to persuade Marko Marin to make his loan move from Chelsea permanent - by pledging to find him a wife.
The former Werder Bremen star has been unable to break into the Chelsea first team following his move to Stamford Bridge in 2012, and was sent out on loan to Sevilla during the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old has impressed since making the move to the Spanish club, scoring in Sevilla’s first-leg Europa League play-off tie against Śląsk Wrocław and making three La Liga appearances to date.
Now according to German newspaper Bild, so impressed are the Sevilla fans with Marin that they want to persuade him to stay put permanently - and they've concocted a novel way to do just that.
The paper claims that Sevilla fans will attempt to find Marin an Spanish fiancé that will persuade him to remain in the country and sign for the club.
Bild say the idea has worked before with Ivan Rakitic, who joined Sevilla from Schalke having married a Spanish woman despite "good offers" from elsewhere.
How open Chelsea will be to letting Marin leave permanently remains to be seen, but such is the depth of attacking talent at Stamford Bridge that he may will be on his way out of west London.
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