Borussia Dortmund seal Schurrle swoop

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.

The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Westphalians and joins for a reported 30 million euros (£25m).

He is Dortmund’s second big-name signing this week following the capture of Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich.

“Andre Schurrle is a Germany international with exceptional attacking potential who is also a very assured passer of the ball and always carries out his defensive duties very well,” said Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc on the Bundesliga club’s website.

“Despite being only 25, he has a great deal of international experience.

“His quality will be very valuable to our team.”

Schurrle, who has won 55 caps for Germany and was a part of their 2014 World Cup-winning squad, expressed his delight at joining “one of Europe’s top clubs with a strong and extremely exciting squad.”

He added: “I know from my own experience how much energy Dortmund gain from their own fans and I am really looking forward to being able to experience that no longer as an astonished opponent, but as part of it.

“In the coming years, I would like to be successful with Borussia Dortmund and I cannot wait to get started in training and convince people that it was right to sign me.”

(eurosport)

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