Premier League new boys Fulham have signed Germany international forward Andre Schurrle on a two-season long loan deal from Dortmund giants Dortmund. The winger previously spent 18 months with Fulham’s local rivals Chelsea, where he won the Premier League title.
The 27-year-old has struggled for form and fitness at BVB since his arrival. In fact, the winger has made just 33 Bundesliga appearances in the two years since joining from Wolfsburg, scoring just three goals.
However, the winger does come with a high pedigree having made 57 appearances for Die Mannschaft, scoring 22 times for the former World champions. Schurrle created the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final for Mario Gotze.
Schurrle’s signing will be seen as something of a coup for the Cottagers, despite the winger’s recent lack of form. The German has stated that Fulham were the first club to show interest in his services, so he decided that Craven Cottage was the place for him.
Fulham are still attempting to strengthen their very small squad ahead of their return to the Premier League under highly-rated boss Slavisa Jokanovic, who also previously guided Watford to promotion from the Championship before leaving at the end of his contract.
The Serbia boss has already signed Brazilian goalkeeper Fabri from Besiktas, as well as Maxime Le Marchand and Jean Michael Seri from Nice. The latter had been heavily linked with a host of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
According to reports, the Cottagers are still attempting to finalise a big-money move for Newcastle and Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who impressed at the club on loan in the second last season when he scored 12 times.
Reportedly, the Cottagers are close to doing a deal with Newcastle for the striker, who the north east side are reported to rate in the £20million bracket.
Will Andre Schurrle prove to be a good signing for Fulham?