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Bayer's Son Deal Sends Schurrle to Chelsea

  • ESPN FC, Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:33 PM
Now that Bayer Leverkusen has captured Heung-Min Son from Hamburg, the Bundesliga giant and Chelsea have finally reached an agreement on the transfer of forward Andre Schurrle. After the 20-year-old South Korea international signed a five-year deal on Thursday, Bayer CEO Wolfgang Holzhauser revealed that the transfer could go through.  

“From the very beginning, we have made clear to everyone that Andre Schurrle’s switch to Chelsea was only viable in connection with an adequate alternative,” he said. “With Heung-Min Son, we have now secured that alternative. Therefore, nothing stands in the way of Andre Schurrle’s transfer to England.”

According to kicker, Schurrle will cost Chelsea around $30 million. The 22-year-old has scored seven times for Germany in 24 appearances, and scored 11 times last season as Bayer finished third in the Bundesliga.

Regarding the signing of Son, Holzhauser added: “In Heung-Min Son, we have signed a player who, despite his youth, has been a key player at Hamburg. Son perfectly fits our profile as a young professional with a lot of potential and international claims.”

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