Borussia Dortmund winger/forward André Schürrle will be going on loan once again as the former Die Mannscaft player looks to be moving to Spartak Moscow for the entire Russian Premier League season.
The World Cup winner will see his second consecutive loan away from the Westfalenstadion, after he joined Fulham last season. The Cottagers, who had just been promoted to the Premier League, brought him in on a two-season loan with the hopes that he could keep the tiny club in the top English flight. Unfortunately, Schürrle only scored six goals in 25 total appearances, and he wasn’t able to help the southwest London club stay up as they finished second to last with a meager 24 points.
Schürrle, who became Borussia Dortmund’s highest incoming transfer at $36.48 million at the beginning of the 2016 season, arrived from Wolfsburg with the hopes of being as dynamic on the wings for club as he was for country. But alas, injuries plagued his time at Dortmund as he missed a combined 176 days and 36 matches while scoring just eight goals in all competitions. And even when he was playing, there were more valleys than peaks in terms of his performances.
Schurrle still has two years left on his original five-year contract, and his wages being so high, no club has been wanting to take him after he was clearly not a good fit for Dortmund XI. Were Schürrle to perform well enough at Spartan Moscow, the Russian club would be more than willing to purchase him for the alleged 8 million price tag Dortmund gave him.
Good luck in Moscow, André!