Atletico Madrid Reportedly Interested in Signing Andre Schürrle


June 30, 2014; Porto Alegre, BRAZIL; Germany player Andre Schuerrle (9) celebrates after scoring a goal against Algeria during the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Estadio Beira-Rio. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Atletico Madrid may have contacted Chelsea about bringing Andre Schürrle to Spain, according to this from Italian Journalist Gianluca DiMarzio. Chelsea reportedly need to cut one non-homegrown player from the squad before the start of the Premier League season, and the alleged interest from Atletico may be the solution to that problem.

Atletico Madrid may have contacted Chelsea about bringing Andre Schürrle to Spain

Schürrle was instrumental in helping the German national team win the World Cup at this summer’s tournament in Brazil, and had just returned to the Chelsea squad this past week with spirits high.  “I want to win trophies at Chelsea”, the forward said in a statement for  “We need to…show the quality we have.”

Several other news outlets have picked up the story, but as of yet there has been no official word from either club about an offer or proposed deal for the German forward, who is 23.  Jose Mourinho spoke earlier in the week about Chelsea’s need to offload another non-homegrown player, and may have hinted that he has more than enough wide players on the team, but he did not say anything that would suggest a departure for Schürrle, choosing to focus his comments on the future of Victor Moses instead.

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It would be a shame to see Schürrle leave the blues after only one year, especially since he showed so much promise in his inaugural season at the club.  His direct attacking style was often a breath of fresh air in a team that struggled to score goals, and his performances for Germany during the World Cup were a source of pride for many Chelsea fans.  He is a winner, and a player who may yet improve a great deal if allowed to stay. Hopefully his time in a blue shirt will not be short-lived.