With his speculated move to Stamford Bridge supposedly off, Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle has now given his take on the situation. Speaking in an interview, Schurrle claims that a switch to the Blues would have certainly taken his fancy although he respects his club’s decision to rebuff the offer.
It was reported earlier in the summer that the Blues had tabled a bid for Schurrle, with many sources claiming that the figure was in the region of £19m. However, Leverkusen were quick to reject the bid and since then, Roberto Di Matteo has not returned with any fresh offers. In fact, following the signing of Eden Hazard and the proposed transfer of Oscar, it would appear exceptionally unlikely for Chelsea to return with an improved offer for Schurrle.
However, should they change their mind, it seems as though Schurrle would be more than open to the switch. In an interview he said, “I don’t think you would find any player in the Bundesliga who would say that they would not at all be interested. Chelsea would have been very interesting for me. You don’t get a chance like that very often in your life. I understand Leverkusen’s decision not to let go of me, though.”
Even though Schurrle is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Germany, it would appear as though he is staying with Leverkusen for the foreseeable future. While he has managed to recently break into the German national team and score several goals in his 16 caps, Chelsea were reportedly the only interested party and it would now seem unlikely for him to depart his home country. Moreover, with Roberto Di Matteo already benefiting from Eden Hazard and potentially Oscar in the attacking positions, it seems as though Schurrle is firmly off the Italian’s shopping list.