Amid fears of Andre Schurrle leaving Chelsea for Atletico Madrid, the World Cup winner has stepped in to distance himself from the transfer rumors. Atletico won La Liga last season, and they were also runner-ups in the Champions League. The club lost key pieces from their title-winning side during this transfer window, and they are looking to the market for replacements.
Schurrle was linked with a move to the Rojiblancos, but dispelled the rumors today. The German enjoyed a fruitful World Cup campaign and had a few eye-catching performances. He was not a starter, but he still managed to score three goals for Germany during the tournament. He scored 1.07 goals per 90 minutes — not bad for a sub. Schurrle also provided the cross from which Mario Gotze scored the winning goal of the finals.
Jose Mourinho mostly used Schurrle as a sub last season, and the winger made the most of his chances, scoring eight goals in 30 Premier League appearances — coming off the bench for 15 of those matches. The Chelsea manager must have been impressed with Schurrle’s form as he started the winger yesterday against Burnley, and he did not disappoint, scoring Chelsea’s second goal of the match to put them ahead 2-1.
Schurrle is now a key member of the squad, and it would be very unwise to sell him. He brings pace and dynamism to the team, and never stops running. He showed good form against Burnley, and despite not being at 100 percent, you would never know it. He looked as sharp as ever, and his hunger was evident.
The winger has shown lots of enthusiasm, and he just wants to play football and achieve everything at Chelsea. The Blues have him for another season, but if he continues to improve, he may be harder to hold onto in the future.