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Official: Andre Schurrle joins Fulham on a season long loan from Borussia Dortmund

Former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has joined Fulham on a two-year loan deal from Borussia Dortmund.

‘I’m so happy to be here, I can’t wait to get started,’ he told the club website. ‘Fulham were the first club that showed interest in me – that was something that I appreciated a lot, and one of the reasons I wanted to come here.

‘I love ball possession, I love attacking, and I love making runs, so I think it could be perfect. I have to fight for my place and I have to show my quality so that I can be a member who really helps the team.’

Schurrle scored 11 goals in 44 Premier League appearances for Chelsea before leaving Stamford Bridge in February 2015, having earned a Premier League winner’s medal that summer.

He also counts the World Cup among his trophy cabinet, playing six times as Germany won the 2014 tournament in Brazil. He has also won two German Cups, with Wolfsburg and Dortmund.

Fulham director of football operations Tony Khan said: ‘Andre has been a top target for us, as he has for other clubs throughout Europe, so I’m very happy that our pursuit was successful.

‘We’re ecstatic that we have reached an agreement to add Andre, given his impeccable credentials and his tremendous skill, and can’t wait to see him in Fulham colours.’

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