Dortmund announce capture of ex-Chelsea man Schürrle

Date published: Friday 22nd July 2016 4:41 - Oli Fisher

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Dortmund have captured a second German international in two days as they have confirmed the signing of Andre Schürrle from Wolfsburg.

The 25-year-old joins on a deal until 2021, and the club stated he will begin training with the rest of Thomas Tüchel’s men at the beginning of August.

This comes after BVB announced they had re-signed Mario Götze from Bayern Munich on Thursday.

Schürrle has scored 48 goals and set up a further 29 in 174 Bundesliga matches. He has even scored 20 times in 55 appearances for the German national team.

“Borussia Dortmund is one of Europe’s top clubs and they have a strong and extremely exciting squad” Schürrle said.

“I know from my own experience how much strength BVB can harness through its interaction with its fans and I am now very much looking forward to experiencing that as part of the Black and Yellows for the first time rather than as a marvelling opponent.

“In the coming years I want to achieve success with Borussia Dortmund and can hardly wait to start training and to convince everyone that the club has made the right choice in signing me.”

Schürrle joined Wolfsburg from Chelsea last February, and moves to Dortmund for an undisclosed fee.

“André Schürrle is a Germany international with outstanding attacking potential” emphasised Borussia Dortmund’s Sporting Director Michael Zorc.

“He is also a very good passer of the ball and consistently contributes neatly to his team’s defensive play. Though still just 25 years old, he has already amassed considerable international experience. His quality will be of great value for our team.

“Our offensive lineup is now complete.”

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