Borussia Dortmund sign Andre Schurrle from Wolfsburg
By Jack Wilkinson
Last Updated: 22/07/16 1:32pm
Borussia Dortmund have made their second signing in as many days with the capture of Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.
The 25-year-old follows in the footsteps of Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze, who re-signed for Dortmund on Thursday, and is the club's eighth summer signing.
Sky sources in Germany understand the transfer to be worth £26.9m (€32m) , while Dortmund have confirmed Schurrle has penned a five-year deal at the Westfalenstadion.
"Andre Schurrle changes with immediate effect from VfL Wolfsburg to BVB and has already signed a contract until June 30, 2021," a club statement read. "He will start training in Dortmund in early August."
Schurrle, capped 55 times by Germany, expressed his delight at joining "one of Europe's top clubs with a strong and extremely exciting squad".
"I know from my own experience how much energy Dortmund gain from their own fans," he added.
"I am really looking forward to being able to experience that no longer as an astonished opponent, but as part of it.
"In the coming years, I would like to be successful with Borussia Dortmund and I cannot wait to get started in training and convince people that they were right to sign me."
Schurrle reluctantly moved to Wolfsburg for a club-record £22.6m in February 2015 after being deemed surplus to requirements by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
The Germany international, however, impressed while at the Volkswagen Arena, making 41 appearances last term and scoring 12 goals as Wolfsburg reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.