We regularly say that there is no smoke without fire in the transfer market. But this one has left us feeling very confused.
Because rumours have persisted all summer that Chelsea may be looking to offload their World Cup winner Andre Schurrle.
He didn’t have the greatest first season at Chelsea but he did take his chances when he was given game time and he showed at The World Cup that he is a really classy and efficient performer.
Yet The Daily Mail reports that talk have begun between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid over a proposed transfer.
Atletico Madrid open talks with Chelsea over World Cup winner Andre Schurrle
We have said before that while the German may not be the jet-heeled winger that Jose Mourinho regularly likes to have in his side, he would still be an excellent squad member for the club this year. We would go as far as to say that, on form, he deserves a place in the first 11 ahead of the likes of Willian and Salah. He’s an adaptable footballer who can play on either flank or through the middle and he’s a genuine goal threat, as we saw again with his wonderful effort against Brazil.
Provider or goalscorer this is a top class player and one who is still improving. We would be amazed if Chelsea let him go so soon after signing him.
Let’s see Schurrle in action. Chelsea fans: surely worth keeping?