As Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United kicked off the International Champions Cup on Friday, one of the massive sides was adding a pivotal player.
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Schurrle was a big part of Wolfsburg advancing to its first UEFA Champions League quarterfinal in club history, and now will help make up for the loss of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian left BVB for United and there’s a bit of a triangle here, as Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho coached Schurrle at Chelsea.
The 25-year-old played at Mainz from 2009-11 and Bayer Leverkusen from 2011-13 before joining Chelsea. That didn’t work out, and Schurrle went back to Germany to find playing time.
Schurrle joins Germany teammates Marco Reus and recently-reattached Mario Gotze on a BVB team that has reloaded in a big way, also signing Marc Bartra and bringing Jakub Blaszczykowski back from loan while holding onto Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adrian Ramos.