Fulham have signed Germany international midfielder Andre Schurrle on loan from Borussia Dortmund, the club announced on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old will join the Craven Cottage club for two seasons. The former Chelsea man spent the past two campaigns at Dortmund after spending a year at Wolfsburg.
“I’m thrilled to announce that the Fulham Football Club has signed Andre Schurrle on loan from Borussia Dortmund,” Fulham co-owner Tony Khan said of the deal.
“Andre has been a top target for us, as he has for other clubs throughout Europe, so I’m very happy that our pursuit was successful.
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“He has vast experience, having played in the Premier League, the Bundesliga and with the German National Team, including the squad that won the World Cup in 2014.
“We’re ecstatic that we have reached an agreement to add André, given his impeccable credentials and his tremendous skill, and can’t wait to see him in Fulham colours. Come on Fulham!”
An attacking midfielder, Schurrle has made 57 appearances for his country in his career, and was a key member of the 2014 World Cup-winning side. However, he did not make Joachim Low’s squad for the 2018 edition in Russia after a disappointing season at Dortmund.
Speaking to fulhamfctv, Schurrle said he is excited to get started at Fulham.
“I’m so happy to be here, I can’t wait to get started,” Schurrle said. “Fulham were the first club that showed interest in me — that was something that I appreciated a lot, and one of the reasons I wanted to come here.
“I love ball possession, I love attacking, and I love making runs, so I think it could be perfect. I have to fight for my place and I have to show my quality so that I can be a member who really helps the team.”
Schurrle joins centre-back Maxime Le Marchand, goalkeeper Fabri and highly rated midfielder Jean Michael Seri on the list of impressive signings by the club this summer.