Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea rebuild has led them to Germany and Bayer Levekusen’s young German forward Andre Schurrle.
Reports suggest Chelsea owner Abramovich wants to build a young, hungry team and he sees Schurrle – who can play up front or on either side of a three – as a perfect addition to the Stamford Bridge gang.
Levekusen have apparently quoted the Stamford Bridge outfit and their billionaire owner £15m for the 21-year-old, 6ft+ German international.
Schurrle and new Chelsea recruit Marko Marin are both young full internationals who will be hoping to be on the German plane flying to Poland and Ukraine for Euro 2012, although they both look set to be squad players at best.
Many Chelsea deals seem to be on hold until a permanent manager is in place and quite frankly I don’t see the point in spending money on players before appointing a manager who will want more funds to bring in his own players.
Apparently Schurrle along with Hulk and Lucas Moura were targets for former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and as they still seem to be targets it begs the question does any Chelsea boss have a say on transfers?
If Abramovich wants full control of transfers and a manager to just utilize the players in the squad then I can’t see why he would look past Roberto Di Matteo. He has done a great job so far, the players like and want him to stay and crucially he won’t demand control of transfer policy.
Schurrle is a good young player but he only joined Levekusen last summer from Mainz for £6.5m and doesn’t boast a great record this season in the Bundesliga, scoring just 6 times in 30 appearances.
A good prospect, yes but…£15m? Schurrley not?!
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