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Arsenal Boss Ready to Spend Big to Sign £15m “German Messi”

by The Newshound


Emirates manager very interested in Werder Bremen youngster.

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Werder Bremen starlet Marko Marin is reportedly the subject of interest from a number of Premier League clubs.

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly leading the chase for the 21-year-old, who scored in Werder’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham in their Champions League encounter on Tuesday.

According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are also monitoring the winger along with Manchester United and Chelsea.

Marin has been dubbed the ‘German Messi’ and has already been capped 11 times by his country as he continues to set the Bundesliga alight.

Should Liverpool or Arsenal step-up their interest in the mercurial talent then it is reported that they would have to part with close to £15 million as Marin moved to Werder for 8.5 million euros just last summer.

The former Borussia Mönchengladbach forward would certainly fit well into the current set-up at the Emirates; possessing the skills and vision to match Arsene Wenger’s criteria.

Likewise, he has all the tools to become the next Anfield hero should Roy Hodgson decide to launch a January raid to bring the youngster to Liverpool.

One man who has seen him up close is former Gunners defender Mikaël Silvestre – who is now plying his trade with Werder Bremen – and the 33-year-old is thoroughly impressed with his new teammate.

“He makes sparks fly,” he said.

“He’s a player that is producing a lot for us at the moment. He launches counter-attacks, he’s unpredictable, and that makes him difficult to stop.

“He’s still got some progress to make, and he’ll become more mature, but I’m happy to be able to play alongside him.” (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)

Much as with Mesut Ozil, Werder Bremen will struggle to keep starlet Marko Marin at the club in the face of such interest. The 21 year old had a great first season at the club following his move from Borussia Monchengladbach and has become regular part of the German national team set up and would surely jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League and Arsenal are reportedly leading the chase for the talented youngster.

Bremen have failed to recapture the glory of their 2004 title winning side and have started this current season at a sedate pace leaving many to believe Marin will seek to leave the club and even though a move for the winger may cost as much as £15m, some believe that Wenger is willing to spend big to snap up the pint sized speedy wide man who finished last season as the third highest assist maker in the Bundesliga.

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