Bayer Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle steps closer to Chelsea switch
As the summer transfer window slowly creeps closer the hustle bustle of the transfer market is set to amaze onlookers with yet another couple of stunning transfer moves. Presently, one of the hottest transfer topics is Andre Schurrle’s potential switch to Chelsea.
According to the agent of Andre Schurrle, Bayer Leverkusen hope Chelsea will offer the 22-year-old attacking midfielder with a contract within the next couple of days. Andre Schurrle’s agent Ingo Haspelt told reporters that an official delegation from Bayer Leverkusen had travelled to London to negotiate a deal over the 22-year-old star.
“I am hoping for a solution around the weekend,” Inago Haspelt told Bild. “I am awaiting information from Leverkusen or Chelsea. I can only repeat that Chelsea want Schurrle, otherwise they would not be negotiating.”
Bayer Leverkusen will be compensated with more than 20 million Pounds and the promise of lending midfielder Kevin de Bruyne on loan after the Bundesliga season ends. Chelsea has yet to officially launch any statements on whole Andre Schurrle transfer saga, but the London outfit is expected to be in the thicket of the matter.
Bayer Leverkusen’s desire to sign in Kevin de Bruyne comes after the 21-year-old’s exceptional form in the Bundesliga this season. The Belgium international is currently playing on loan at Werder Bremen, which is why Chelsea will have no problem in lending the player to Bayer Leverkusen next season.
The general manager of Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfgang Holzhauser wants Andre Schurrle’s future to be decided as quickly as possible.
“Andre is, alongside Mario Gotze, one of the best young players in Germany and, if he leaves us, we will want cover for him,” Wolfgang Holzhauser said. “We want clarity as soon as possible.”
Bayer Leverkusen will battle against Werder Bremen at home this weekend. Bayer Leverkusen are currently positioned third on the Bundesliga table. They are seven points away from fourth-placed Schalke, which means they have all but sealed their place in the Champions League for next season.