Götze to make Dortmund return, Schürrle completes BVB offensive lineup

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Friday, July 22, 2016

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On Thursday, German football club Borussia Dortmund (BVB) announced Mario Götze would rejoin the club from their arch rivals Bayern Munich after obligatory medical tests; Götze is to sign a four-year contract. On Friday, BVB signed André Schürrle from VfL Wolfsburg.

Götze to rejoin his boyhood club[]

2014 FIFA World Cup winging goal scorer Götze has spent twelve years with Borussia Dortmund, joining the youth ranks in 2001. The 24-year-old midfielder has scored 44 goals in 156 Bundesliga appearances; 22 goals for each club. In three seasons with Bayern, Götze won three Bundesliga titles, two DFB-Pokal titles, and a UEFA Super Cup. With Dortmund, he won two League titles and a DFB Cup. Making his international debut in November 2010, Götze has played 56 matches and scored seventeen goals.

As both the clubs reached the agreement, Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said, “Personally, I’m absolutely delighted that Mario has chosen to come back to Borussia Dortmund. Ever since his departure in 2013, I’ve always hoped that he would return to the club one day”((de)).

Götze said, ” If I am now to return to my hometown club, then I want to try to win everyone over – especially those who do not welcome me back with open arms – with my performances.”((de))

Götze would potentially play against Bayern in the DFL-Supercup next month.

Schürrle to play for fourth Bundesliga club of his career[]

Wolfsburg signed 25-year-old Andre Schürrle from Chelsea F.C. in February 2015. Having played for two German clubs previously, Mainz 05 and Bayer Leverkusen, Schürrle has scored 48 goals in 174 Bundesliga appearances, and provided 29 assists. Schürrle has scored 20 goals for Germany in 55 appearances.

Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc said, ” André Schürrle is a Germany international with outstanding attacking potential who is also a very good passer of the ball and consistently contributes neatly to his team’s defensive play.”((de))

Schürrle had three years left in his contact with the Wolves. Signing for a five-year contract with BVB, both the clubs has decided not to disclose the transfer sum. Dortmund’s sporting director added, ” Our offensive lineup is now complete.”((de))


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