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Chelsea complete signing of Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen

Updated: Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 22:05 | Comments

Andre Schurrle will be playing in the Premier League next season
Andre Schurrle will be playing in the Premier League next season

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Chelsea have completed the signing of forward Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract, with the Germany international becoming the first recruit of Jose Mourinho's second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

It was announced on 13 June that Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen had reached an agreement for his transfer and the 22-year-old's move to Stamford Bridge was confirmed after paperwork was completed.

He said on chelseafc.com: "I am so happy now I have signed and it is an honour for me to play for this club, with this team and for these great fans.

"I am really looking forward to it."

Schurrle, who can play as a creative wide player or central striker, will wear the number 14 shirt.

He has scored seven goals in 24 appearances for Germany, since making his debut in November 2010 while at Mainz, whom he joined from Ludwigshafener in 2009.

He signed for Leverkusen at the end of the 2010/11 season.

In his first campaign he scored nine times in 40 appearances and last term he netted 14 in 43 to earn his move to Stamford Bridge.

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