Chelsea could use Kevin de Bruyne in negotiations for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andreas Schurrle.
The Daily Star Sunday says Werder Bremen, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg are interested in De Bruyne, 21 – and Chelsea are prepared to sell him for a cut-price fee.
Leverkusen are in the driving seat to land him as Chelsea want their winger Schurrle, 22, but Werder Bremen sporting director Thomas Eichin wants De Bruyne to stay with them.
“We have made no secret of our interest to keep Kevin. We are the right club for him.”
Compared to some Stamford Bridge stars…. via WhoScored.com
I personally can’t wait to have Kevin back at Chelsea next season. He has been doing an amazing job for Belgium and Werden Bremen. De Bruyne has made 26 appearances so for for Werden Bremen assisting 8 goals and scoring 6 himself and also scored recently for Belgium in their 2-0 victory over Macedonia. De Bruyne also has 2 goals for Belgium in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Schurrle’s stats aren’t very different. He also has 8 Bundesliga goals and 5 assists this season. He is more of a #9 or a left winger. De Bruyne is much more flexible and compatible as compared to Schurrle and is a year younger than him as well. Werder Bremen, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg are all reportedly interested in De Bruyne and not as many sides would be willing to pay the asking price of £20-25 for Schurrle which pretty much sums up the story.
De Bruyne’s playing positions
Schürrle’s playing positions
On the other hand, we have a wealth of Belgium talent who play for the national side together and selling De Bruyne would create a negative image in the minds of players like Lukaku and Courtois who are also doing excellent for their respective loaned clubs. They might also consider their future away from the Bridge.
Kevin De Bruyne’s Characteristics
Andre Schürrle’s Characteristics
I am not a big fan of this transfer at all. Schurrle is not the kind of striker who can replace Drogba. We would surely go for a prolific striker like Falcao or Cavani to replace Torres and would most probably recall Lukaku. Andre Schürrle would just be the icing on the cake kind of player meaning, extra spending and getting rid of De Bruyne for him would be simply silly. Lets hope we keep hold of De Bruyne and spend wisely this summer.
What do you guys think about Andre Schürrle and Kevin De Bruyne? Who would be an ideal striker for us this summer? Falcao? Lukaku?