Schurrle signs up with Chelsea

German striker agrees five-year deal to join Jose Mourinho’s side in London

Andre Schurrle will join Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge

Andre Schurrle will join Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge

Tue, Jun 25, 2013, 15:20

Chelsea have completed the signing of forward Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract, with the Germany international becoming the first recruit of Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

It was announced on June 13th that Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen had reached an agreement for his transfer and the 22-year-old’s move to Stamford Bridge was confirmed after paperwork was completed.

He said on chelseafc.com: “I am so happy now I have signed and it is an honour for me to play for this club, with this team and for these great fans.

“I am really looking forward to it.”

Schurrle, who can play as a creative wide player or central striker, will wear the number 14 shirt.

He has scored seven goals in 24 appearances for Germany, since making his debut in November 2010 while at Mainz, whom he joined from Ludwigshafener in 2009.

He signed for Leverkusen at the end of the 2010/11 season.

In his first campaign he scored nine times in 40 appearances and last term he netted 14 in 43 to earn his move to Stamford Bridge.

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