Report: Liverpool join Spurs in hunt for German World Cup winner Andre Schurrle

Andre Schurrle 2 Germany

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Andre Schurrle.

According to Bild, Liverpool have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Andre Schurrle.

The German publication claims that Spurs are keen on signing the former Chelsea man this summer, yet they face competition for Jurgen Klopp as he wishes to bolster his Liverpool ranks.

Schurrle has Premier League pedigree following a a two-year spell at Spurs’ London rivals Chelsea.

The German international scored 11 goals in 44 league appearances while at Stamford Bridge, yet he often found himself used mainly as a late substitute by then boss Jose Mourinho.

The 25-year-old grew tired of his lack of opportunities in West London, and in a rather surprise switch he moved back to the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg during the January transfer window last season.

Schurrle has since played 39 games for Wolfsburg, yet the club’s disappointing league campaign this season sees them well off the pace for a top four spot and ensuing Champions League football.

Liverpool, in contrast, could be set for a place in next year’s edition of the Champions League via the Europa League as a two-legged victory over Borussia Dortmund has seen them reach the semi-finals.

The Merseyside club have improved immensely over the past two months, yet boss Jurgen Klopp will still want to improve his squad this summer and Schurrle is undoubtedly a Klopp-type player.

The attacker possesses a great engine, is a willing runner both on and off the ball and his versatility in the final third would provide Liverpool with a number of attacking options.

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