Bayer and Chelsea finally agree upon the transfer of Andre Schurrle
Andre Schurrle can finally call Stamford Bridge his new home. A deal has been reached between Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea over the transfer of German forward Schurrle. The Bundesliga outfit confirmed the departure of the former Mainz 05 player after finding a replacement for their coveted forward.
Bayer Leverkusen have signed in the South Korea international Heung-Min Son from Hamburg in order to fill in the void left by Schurrle. Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser revealed that the 20-year-old forward has inked a five-year deal with the club.
“From the very beginning, we have made clear to everyone that Andre Schurrle’s switch to Chelsea was only viable in connection with an adequate alternative,” Wolfgang Holzhauser said.
“With Heung-Min Son, we have now secured that alternative. Therefore, nothing stands in the way of Andre Schurrle’s transfer to England.”
The report further revealed that the transfer would only go through once the young German passes the medical tests in London. Media reports claim the Germany international has been sold at €24 million to Chelsea.
Chelsea haven’t revealed the price tag on the 22-year-old forward yet, but they confirmed news about the mutually agreed upon agreement in a statement on their official website on Thursday.
“Chelsea Football Club and Bayer 04 Leverkusen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Andre Schürrle, subject to the completion of legal documentation and related matters including personal terms and passing a medical,” the statement on Chelsea’s official website read.
Schurrle was in impressive form for Bayer Leverkusen during the past two seasons. The promising talent scored 34 goals in 11 league appearances last season. Schurrle has also capped 24 times for Germany and scored seven goals.
Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia has hailed Schurrle as one of the cornerstones behind the club’s successful term. Bayer Leverkusen secured Champions League action and finished third on the league table last season.
Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen are delighted to have secured the services of Heung-Min Son. Holzhauser claims the club is expecting great things from the youngster.
“In Heung-Min Son, we have signed a player who, despite his youth, has been a key player at Hamburg,” Holzhauser added. “Son perfectly fits our profile as a young professional with a lot of potential and international claims.”