Football: Dortmund confirm Schurrle signing

Germany's Andre Schurrle shoots at goal at the Uefa Euro 2016 Group C football match against Ukraine in Lille, France on June 12, 2016.
Germany's Andre Schurrle shoots at goal at the Uefa Euro 2016 Group C football match against Ukraine in Lille, France on June 12, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have secured the signing of German international Andre Schurrle following their capture of Mario Gotze.

Schurrle has put pen to paper on a contract running until June 30, 2021. He will be joining the Dortmund squad for pre-season training in August.

Both Schurrle and Gotze, who were responsible for setting up and scoring Germany's 2014 World Cup final winning goal, will now be playing in the same team.

 

"Andre Schurrle is a German international with outstanding attacking prowess, is an excellent passer of the ball who also works intelligently in defensive play. Despite only being 25 years of age, he possesses a great deal of international experience. His qualities will prove very valuable for our team", said Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

Schurrle said: "Borussia Dortmund is one of the top clubs in Europe with a strong and extremely exciting squad. From my own experience, I know how much power BVB develop working together with their fans and I'm very much looking forward to being part of that rather than just an opponent in awe. I want to celebrate success with Borussia Dortmund in the coming years and can hardly wait to start training and show everyone that it was the right move to sign me."

Schurrle joined Wolfsburg from Premier League club Chelsea in February last year. With nine goals to his name, he was the fourth-highest scorer between January and May in the Bundesliga.