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Fulham have tonight completed the signing of German winger Andre Schürrle on a two-year loan deal from Borussia Dortmund.

The former Chelsea winger turned down a host of clubs to make his return to English football with the Premier League new boys. The 27 year-old, a World Cup winner with Germany back in 2014, completed his medical at Motspur Park and told the club’s website that he was delighted to complete the deal.

I’m so happy to be here, I can’t wait to get started. 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.

Fulham’s vice chairman and head of football operations, Tony Khan, said:

I’m thrilled to announce that Fulham Football Club has signed André Schürrle on loan from Borussia Dortmund. André 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.

He has vast experience, having played in the Premier League, the Bundesliga and with the German National Team, including the squad that won the World Cup in 2014. We’re ecstatic that we have reached an agreement to add André, given his impeccable credentials and his tremendous skill, and can’t wait to see him in Fulham colours. Come on Fulham!