West Ham could move to sign ex-Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle on loan. According to insider EXWHUEmployee on The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM (Wednesday 8th May), the Hammers might hijack Fulham’s loan.
Borussia Dortmund winger Schurrle is on a two-year loan at Fulham but the West London club have been relegated to the Championship.
Because the Cottagers have gone down, West Ham could take over the second year of his loan spell. Schurrle would remain on loan but be playing for West Ham rather than Fulham.
Who is Andre Schurrle?
When Fulham signed Schurrle last season, it looked like a coup. The 57-cap Germany international was out of favour at Borussia Dortmund but was expected to thrive in England.
In his previous spell in the Premier League, Schurrle scored 14 goals across two seasons with Chelsea. He was mainly used as an impact substitute and he performed that role well.
But his time at Craven Cottage has been a struggle. Scoring six times in 24 games, Schurrle was unable to avoid a comprehensive relegation with Fulham.
Fulham fans have grown frustrated with the 28-year-old, who has had an underwhelming campaign. In turn, West Ham fans would probably be disappointed with this business.
The Hammers do not need a new winger and should be aiming for better players than Fulham flop Schurrle.