German Bundesliga

Premier League duo rebuffed by Marin

June 15, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Werder Bremen winger Marko Marin has rejected an approach from both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, according to the German international's agent.

Marko Marin
GettyImagesMarko Marin scores for Werder Bremen

Marin, 22, has been linked with a move away from the Weserstadion this summer following the Bundesliga club's poor campaign but the Premier League duo's overtures were quickly dismissed.

"Marko rejected both teams,'' Ramadani told German newspaper Bild. "Werder hinted also that they would not sell Marko at this time.''

Marin has admitted his desire to remain in Germany, where his blossoming reputation has already earned him 16 caps for his country, while Werder are understandably keen to keep a hold of the young talent.

"I want to stay at Werder. I feel good at Bremen,'' Marin said. "I have never had the urge to leave. I want to be successful here, and that is my only aim.''

The midfielder, who was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, admits however, that should the club decide to sell him then he would reluctantly leave.

"If the club receives an offer and decides to sell me, that is another situation,'' he added. "Until then I am happy here.''