It looks like Chelsea is making a little white noise in the EPL today with the announcement that young Bayern Leverkusen starlet Andre Schurrle has agreed to a pre-signed contract.
It’ll take $22 million to get the deal done. Roman Abramovich has had his eye on the young German for a while and now he gets his chance to put him in the team that has been made out of a couple $100 million, including the entirely overrated Fernando Torres and his $60 million that still seems a utter bust.
Anyway, most haven’t probably gotten the chance to catch the young German in action, but I assure you he has started to come into his own over the last couple seasons in what is currently a “lightweight” bundesliga. He has been consistent in his two seasons with Leverkusen since moving from Mainz 05 back in 2011.
In 78 appearances in all competitions for Bayern Leverkusen, Andre has found the net 21 times while finding the net seven times in 21 appearances for the German national team. Needless to say, the kid is on a good path and seemingly has a bright future, I’m just worried he made his move too early because I think he is still raw to a certain extent and needs game development.
He typically plays winger but can also play forward, I’m worried about the competition though and whether he will be either loaned out or coming off the bench with Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Victor Moses and young Oscar. I mean if you take a look at what has happened to a fellow recent German addition to Chelsea in Marko Marin, it hasn’t worked well considering we saw more of Marin in the pre-season games and less so now.
Regardless, Marin is a different player than Schurrle, and I don’t think Marin really ever was expected to go above and beyond the level of the type of player he is. Schurrle will hopefully be successful in his new Chelsea blues because I don’t like to see young talent be bought up and then end up a bust due to the lack of development.
Remember the name and the face, Andre Schurrle, tearing up the wing next season in the EPL.