I was very tensed at the final stretch of my transfer to Wolfsburg: Andre Schurrle
German striker Andre Schurrle has said that he was very stressed during the final few moments of his €32 million transfer to VFL Wolfsburg. The 24-year-old completed his move to the German club on Monday thereby ending days of speculation. He played 65 games for the Blues across all competitions between 2013 and 2015 and scored 14 goals.
"Towards the end, everything did draw out somewhat, which was stressful for me and really frayed my nerves.Now I am finally at VfL Wolfsburg and I am very, very happy about that, ” he told reporters.
"It wasn't my first transfer, so I was aware that these things can take longer than expected before all parties have agreed on the terms. That considered, I was a little tense, because I really wanted to make the move to Wolfsburg. Despite that though, I was always pretty convinced that it would work out in the end,” he added.
Wanted to return back to Germany: Schurrle
Schurrle said that he wanted to return back to Germany and chose to opt for a club that was nearer to home despite other teams from Spain and France showing interest in getting him.
"It was my express wish to return to Germany.I had offers from Spain and France too but, at the end of the day, I really wanted to return to Germany,” he said.
He further said that Wolfsburg had shown early interest to get him to the Volkswagen Arena and after having a look at their prospects, he decided to take their offer.
“Wolfsburg made their interest known very early on. I took a look at the team and the prospects of the club, which seem very good. For me it quickly became apparent where the journey was going to take me,” the striker said.
Sought Joachim Loew’s advice before making the transfer: Schurrle
He also revealed that he consulted Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning manager Joachim Loew before making a move to the club and added that he had given his honest opinion earlier on as well, even when he moved to Bayern Leverkusen and Chelsea.
“We first spoke about a move to Wolfsburg quite some time ago because he believed that, considering the tactical approach and playing style of the team, the move to Wolfsburg would be the right move for me,” he said.
"I chose to speak to him about it because we have a good understanding of one another and I rate his opinion very highly.He told me what he honestly thinks, which he also did before my moves to Leverkusen and to Chelsea,” he added.