There was the time not too far in the distant past when Chelsea were interested only in signing experienced players; remember the signings of Malouda, Deco, and Raul Meireles? Now, it seems that Chelsea are after every high-profile youngster in the world today. Eden Hazard and Marko Marin have already arrived at the club for a combined total of £ 40 million, while the likes of Victor Moses, Hulk, and Lucas Mora continue to be linked to the club.
Now, German international André Schürrle has become the latest player edging towards a move to Stamford Bridge. To be fair, there have been rumours surrounding a bid from Chelsea for a few months now, but the club has now made a concrete offer for the Bayern Leverkusen striker.
The German club have revealed that Chelsea have made an offer of £ 16 million, which has been rejected. At 21 years of age, André Schürrle perfectly fits in the category of players Chelsea are looking at right now – fast, young, attacking wingers. It is if almost Roman Abramovich’s passion for attacking football has grown to a new level after winning the Champions League. It is not quite sure whether the arrival ofSchürrle will see more departures from the club.
Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move to Tottenham to be reunited with Andre Villas-Boas, while Malouda is thought to be extremely close to completing a move to Brazilian club Vasco.
So, who is this Schürrle? He is a player is capable of playing as a central striker or on the wings. Even though he may not have scored a lot of goals, he is capable of scoring out of the blue with a long-range effort. He is adept at both feet, and is an extremely good dribbler. He may cost twice the money as Victor Moses, but it is because he is twice the player.
Here are the skills of André Schürrle:
Given Chelsea’s interest in a number of other players, it remains to be seen if they will return with an improved bid. It looks like Bayern Leverkusen will be willing to accept an offer of around £ 20-£ 24 million.