Andre Schurrle has been linked to the club since at least the summer, with bids of around £22 million rejected back then, but with Chelsea's current problems, would Schurrle really be a wise signing?
Sure, Andre is a fantastic player with a bright future. But right now, for +£22 million, you would hope his signing would address some of the pretty blatant needs and shortcomings that we have currently in the Chelsea squad. Obviously, the biggest of these is in the striker position, with Torres and Sturridge being under-par for most of the season, and not being anywhere near enough for us to challenge for silverware.
But surely if we wanted to bring in a striker, one that would come during the winter, we would want one that we know has a good chance of being prolific in front of goal. Why then would we bid for Andre, who has played for most of his career as a winger and when brought forward as a striker, has only scored 5 goals in 17 games, at a rate of .23 goals per game? Torres has scored 7 in 22 games, .32 goals per game, and we're sure that this is frighteningly bad. So why buy a player, who although is younger, is even less prolific than our severely underperforming number 9 that we already have?
To me it doesn't make sense. It would only make sense if he came along with another, more prolific striker, but with our issues in the central midfield position as well, to myself at least, it doesn't seem like a wise move.
Share your thoughts on a winter Schurrle acquisition, and vote in the poll as to whether or not you would take him as a winter signing.
Would you sign Andre Schurrle this winter?
Yes, as our one striker that we purchase this winter. (5 votes)
Yes, with another, more prolific striker. (31 votes)
No. (58 votes)
94 total votes