Borussia Dortmund has confirmed the signing of André Schürrle from VfL Wolfsburg. The transfer fee has not been released yet, but is rumored to be in the neighborhood of 35 million Euros.
Schürrle is the talented multi-instrumentalist, who used to be part of the now broken-up boyband The Bruchweg Boys, based in Mainz and active from 2006 to 2011. (Lewis Holtby and Adam Szalai were the other members of the band, and they were managed by Thomas Tuchel for some time.) Their greatest hits include "Tearing Up The Field", "That's When I'll Stop Scoring Goals", "Shape of my Goalpost" and "As Long as You Win the Match".
The band broke up in 2011. Schürrle released a Bayer-sponsored album that wasn't well-received, before he moved to London to try a solo career managed by Jose Mourinho. His stint in Chelsea didn't work out as well as he hoped either and he returned to Germany in 2015. He managed to secure a Volkswagen sponsorship for his next album, but that didn't resuscitate his dying career. It seemed that he was just destined to be a one hit wonder.
But now his career might have another chance. He's moving to Dortmund to work with Thomas Tuchel again, the man who made The Bruchweg Boys the teen sensations they were in the first place. While many people are claiming that Schürrle isn't worth the money we're offering him, TT is very happy to have Schürrle back. He feels like Schürrle still has some chart-toppers in him.
Welcome to Dortmund, André! I'm excited to hear your new record!