Palace Plot Move For Former Chelsea Man In The Summer
Palace are currently eyeing up a summer move for former Chelsea player Andre Schurrle, who is currently playing for German side Borussia Dortmund.
It is believed that the Eagles were previously given the opportunity and a clear chance to sign the Germany international during the January transfer window last month.
Schurrle has also been linked with a move to Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion during the winter transfer window after failing to win back his first team place, which has been mainly due to injury.
However, the 27-year-old winger has been impressive for the German outfit over the last couple of week. He put in a man of the match performance in the match against Cologne creating chances for new comer Michy Batshuayi to bag two goals and went on to score his own screamer. In continued his good form against Hamburg, where he made an assist in the 2-0 victory.
With that good form the German has been displaying for Dortmund, it will not be a surprise to see the club give him another chance and may stay to fight for his place at the Westfalenstadion and not end of leaving for pastures new.
Reports are suggesting that Palace are expected to reignite their interest in the German international at the end of the season after rivals West Brom and Newcastle United, who are understood to have dropped their interest in the winger.
Eagles boss Roy Hodgson did strengthen his frontline by bringing in Norwegian striker Alexander Sorloth during the transfer window, with bookmakers like Bet365 providing the best odds for that deal.
BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has previously questioned his decision to bank on Schurrle, with him not being satisfied with his latest performances for the club.
“Frankly and honestly, both sides are, as of now, not satisfied. Perhaps also a bit of root cause research as to why is it that it does not work? It does not just seem to have worked for us here in Dortmund until now”, Joachim said via German outlet WAZ.
“He has every opportunity, he will always get the chance to show himself. But in the end, he has to solve this athletically, we need a squad adjustment in the summer, things will be clearer after the second half of the season,” Watzke told Frankfurt-based newspaper FAZ. “Michael Zorc [Dortmund’s director of sport] has the lead on this, he knows my opinion and expectation.”
The 2014 World Cup winner was said to be on the verge of joining up with Premier League strugglers Swansea City on deadline day, but was cancelled after Andriy Yarmolenko sustained an injury in training leaving Dortmund with no replacement if Schurrle had left for South Wales.
If Dortmund are still looking to sell their attacking player in the summer even after his performances of late, the Eagles will likely be keen to bring Schurrle to Selhurst Park.