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Borussia Dortmund sign Andre Schurrle from Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund have announced the transfer of Wolfsburg winger Andre Schurrle, their eighth new arrival this summer.

Dortmund will sign the Germany forward on a five-year contract, subject to a medical, just a day after re-signing Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich.

Schurrle, 25, leaves Wolfsburg only 18 months after joining them from Chelsea, where he had been deemed surplus to requirements by then-manager Jose Mourinho.

Dortmund will reportedly pay around €30 million for the World Cup winner, who had three years left on his deal at the Volkswagen Arena.

Schurrle told Dortmund's official website: "Borussia Dortmund are one of the top European clubs with a strong and extremely exciting squad. From my own experience I know how much power BVB can develop with their fans and I am already looking forward to witness it not as wide-eyed opponent but as a part of it.

"I want to achieve great things with Borussia in the years to come and can't wait to start training and convince the people it was a good move to sign me."

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc added: "Andre Schurrle is a Germany international with an outstanding attacking potential, who moreover is a good passer, and also plays a skilful part in the defence. He has a lot of international experience despite being only 25. His quality will be very valuable for our team. Our attack is now complete."

Andre Schurrle was part of the Germany squad that reached the semifinals at Euro 2016.

During his 18-month stint at Wolfsburg, Schurrle made 62 appearances for the club and scored a total of 13 goals, setting up a further 10.

Ten of Schurrle's 13 goals came in his final six months at the club. However, his nine league goals in 2016 could not help Wolfsburg qualify for European competition, as they finished eighth in Bundesliga behind Mainz and Hertha Berlin.

Earlier this summer Wolfsburg said that Schurrle, who endured a disappointing Euro 2016, was not for sale, but the player expressed his urgent desire to move and the club changed their stance allowing Dortmund to make their eighth signing of the summer.

At the Westfalenstadion, Schurrle will reunite with former coach Thomas Tuchel, who promoted him to Mainz's first team when taking charge of the club only days before the 2009-10 season.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.


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