Schurrle makes switch to Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel has bolstered his attacking options with the signing of Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga rivals VfL Wolfsburg.

Schurrle is reunited with Tuchel, who gave the 25-year-old winger his senior debut at 1. FSV Mainz 05 after graduating from their youth academy in 2009.

The Germany international was expected to remain at the Volkswagen Arena after Die Wolfe declared their intentions to keep hold of him amid interest from Dortmund.

But after Schurrle recently revealed he was open to joining BVB, his club consented to negotiations with Tuchel’s side and the deal was completed on Friday, with the 2010 Wold Cup winner putting pen to paper on a five-year contract at Signal Iduna Park.

“Borussia Dortmund are one of the best teams in Europe with a strong and extremely exciting squad,” he told the club’s official website.

“I know from experience how strong the club’s relationship is with the fans and I am looking forward to experiencing that as one of their own and not as a marvelling opponent.”

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc added: “Andre Schurrle is a Germany international with outstanding attacking potential who is also very assured when passing and always willing to help out the team in defence.

“Despite being just 25, he possesses vast amounts of international experience. His qualities will be of great use to our team. This transfer completes our attack for the 2016/17 season.”

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