Last week the majority of the press had reported that Schurrle had agreed personal terms with the Stamford Bridge club with just the transfer fee to be agreed, but did express an element of doubt about convincing Kevin De Bruyne to move in the opposite direction and are still demanding it, according to the Evening Standard.
I wouldn’t blame De Bruyne for digging his heels in over this as he knows that there is interest for his services from Borussia Dortmund, a much more desirable outfit, and he may be questioning his future at Stamford Bridge if the club was ever willing to use him as a pawn to get another player. Although it must be said that Chelsea do not want him to leave on a permanent deal and are keen to keep him on the books.
Schurrle, 22, is now worried that the deal won’t go through and the Blues may lose interest after failing to sign the player at the third attempt which is especially likely as his agent originally claimed that the deal was to go through by the end of last weekend.
It certainly wouldn’t bother me if this one was to fall through as I’m a little underwhelmed by Schurrle despite a decent scoring record. It tends to take him a lot of attempts to find the net and he shoots from almost everywhere which can be a little annoying.
If he does come then I wish him all the best and good luck to him, but if it doesn’t happen then I believe the money could be put to better use elsewhere for a position that is a higher priority, like a central midfielder or forward.