Andre Schurrle represents just one of Fulham’s many disappointing summer signings, as the Borussia Dortmund loanee has endured an underwhelming first six months in SW6.
With the Whites staring down relegation, the German’s recent comments on his contract will come as a relief to fed-up Fulham supporters.
When speaking to Kicker, Schurrle confirmed that if Fulham were demoted at the end of the season, his two year loan from Dortmund would be cut short, and he would return to his parent club.
Frankly, Fulham fans will rejoice to hear Schurrle might be heading for an early exit. The winger has shown a lack of commitment all season, representing a luxury player in a squad that is crying out for fighters.
Undoubtedly used to a higher standard of football than the current Fulham squad, Schurrle has disappointingly failed to rise to the occasion and inspire the team.
Despite his substantial experience and knack for scoring excellent goals, the winger is devoid of pace, aggression, defensive diligence, and is largely anonymous during matches.
With the additions of Ryan Babel and Lazar Markovic in January, Claudio Ranieri will suddenly have far more wide options to choose from during the Whites’ run-in.
Andre Schurrle, while already heading for the exits, may see his playing time justifiably limited during his final months at Craven Cottage.