Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the transfer of Wolfsburg midfielder Andre Schurrle. The 25-year-old joins Thomas Tuchel's side after spending 18 months with Die Wolf having made his comeback to the Bundesliga from Premier League side Chelsea.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man has reportedly signed a five-year deal and will cost the Ruhr club a modest €30 million. The World Cup Winner made 62 appearances for Wolfsburg scoring 13 goals and assisting a further 10. He becomes Borussia Dortmund's eighth signing of the summer and the announcement comes only a day after they signed former star and Schurrle's national teammate, Mario Gotze.
Schurrle had 3 years left on his Wolfsburg contract and according to reports earlier this summer was staying put at the Volkswagen Arena but Dortmund have moved decisively to prise the 25-year-old having lost Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mats Hummels, and Ilkay Gundagon this summer.
"André Schürrle is a German national player with outstanding offensive potential, which is also very suitably safe and tracks back repeatedly to contribute defensively. Despite only being 25 years, he has extensive international experience. His quality will be very valuable for our team, " said Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc.
"Borussia Dortmund is one of the top clubs in Europe with a strong and extremely exciting squad. I know from personal experience how much power the BVB can develop through the interaction with their fans and I look forward now, that to be able to experience everything for the first time not as an awestruck opponent, but as part of the whole.
"In the coming years, I want to celebrate success with Borussia Dortmund and I expect to start training and to convince people that it was right to sign me," said an ecstatic Andre Schurrle.
Schurrle reunites with Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund. The 42-year manager was the one who first promoted Schurrle to the Mainz first team days after taking charge at the beginning of the 2009 – 2010 season.