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Former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle could be set for a return to the Premier League as a struggling Stoke City side are understood to be keen on signing him this January. New manager Paul Lambert has quite an uphill battle ahead of him. The Potters are merely one point ahead of the dreaded relegation zone and if they are to preserve their top-flight status and finish the season on a strong note, a player like Schurrle could most certainly boost their chances.
Schurrle is an incredibly versatile forward with excellent finishing skills. He has prior experience of playing in England as well, which is likely to come as a massive advantage. At present though, he is struggling for game time with Borussia Dortmund and a move to join Stoke seems increasingly possible, with the World Cup coming ahead. At 27 years of age, Schurrle can work wonders for a club like Stoke.
Up until now, the club have struggled a lot due to lacklustre performances from their attackers. The Potters have conceded a shocking amount of goals but the lack of attacking intent has been glaringly obvious and they have often suffered quite a bit in front of the goal. To that extent, Schurrle seems like a massive upgrade. He can operate with ease on either wing and can also play as a central striker.
He is versatile, dynamic and quite speedy as well. The player can hold on to the ball in the final third and he seems to have a natural instinct when it comes to finding the back of the net. There is no doubt that his current situation with the German giants might have hampered his confidence but that is what makes his potential move to Stoke so much more important. He needs this opportunity to prove a point, thus making it a win-win situation for all parties involved.
The player was quite promising during his time with Chelsea but ever since he moved to the Bundesliga, his performances have declined. He failed to make an impact at Wolfsburg and a similar situation has ensued at Dortmund as well due to a serious shortage of time on the field.
However, moving to Stoke could provide him with the ultimate chance of a comeback and under Lambert’s leadership, the player could be the one to bring Stoke back on track. Hence, the Potters must make a move for him at all costs before the ongoing January window comes to an end.