Chelsea officially signs Schuerrle on 5-year contract

Reuters, Tuesday 25 Jun 2013

Schuerrle is the first signing under Chelsea's returning manager Jose Mourinho

File photo: Andre Schuerrle (Photo: AP)

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of German international forward Andre Schuerrle from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The two clubs reached an agreement for 22-year-old earlier this month, and he becomes the first signing under returning manager Jose Mourinho.

No transfer fee was disclosed.

"I am so happy now I have signed and it is an honour for me to play for this club, with this team and for these great fans," he told the club's website (

He has scored seven goals in 24 appearances for Germany and netted 11 times as Leverkusen finished third in the Bundesliga last season.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)

Short link: