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Schurrle departs

Andre Schurrle has today joined Wolfsburg in a permanent transfer.

The winger arrived at Chelsea in June 2013 and went on to make 65 appearances, scoring 14 goals.

Recruited from Bayer Leverkusen, Schurrle made his full debut as a lone striker away at Manchester United. A first Chelsea goal followed in the home win over Manchester City that October with an impressive double coming in a defeat at Stoke, but his hat-trick in the 3-1 win at Fulham and the crucial opener in our comeback against Paris St-Germain, both in the spring, would be the highlights of his campaign.

The summer of 2014 will live long in the memory. Schurrle was a part of Germany’s victorious World Cup squad, coming off the bench to lay on Mario Gotze’s winning goal in the final having netted three himself on the way to Rio.

Having started this season with a goal at Burnley, Schurrle struggled with form and fitness with the creative talents of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Willian preferred.

Schurrle’s final Chelsea appearance was as a goalscoring substitute in our 5-0 win at Swansea.

We thank Andre for his efforts and wish him the very best of luck for the future.