Dortmund's André Schürrle joins Spartak Moscow on loan
André Schürrle has been sent out on loan again, the 28-year-old joining Spartak Moscow in a season-long deal from Borussia Dortmund.
Germany forward André Schürrle has joined Spartak Moscow on a season-long loan deal, his parent club Borussia Dortmund have announced. Bundesliga giants Dortmund confirmed the agreement on Wednesday, meaning the 28-year-old will spend his second successive season away from the club.
Schürrle made 24 Premier League appearances for Fulham last season, scoring six goals. Spartak have the option to sign the former Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea and Wolfsburg player permanently next year, with the fee reportedly set at €6million.
Schürrle broke through at Mainz before his form with Leverkusen alerted the attention of Chelsea. José Mourinho made him the first signing of his second stint at the club for a reported fee of £18m in 2013. The forward made 44 Premier League appearances for Chelsea before returning to Germany with Wolfsburg in 2015, though things have not really worked out since a subsequent move to Dortmund a year later. He has played in 33 Bundesliga matches for Dortmund, scoring three goals. Shürrle, who has been handed the No.20 shirt, will boost a Spartak side sitting 10th in the Russian Premier League after three matches.