Sunday 22 April 2018

Schurrle accepts medal invite

Andre Schurrle will receive a Premier League winners' medal
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Former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle is to travel to Stamford Bridge to collect his Premier League winner's medal after Jose Mourinho texted him to invite him to the last game of the season.

The Germany international made 14 appearances for Chelsea earlier this season, most of those as a substitute, before joining Wolfsburg in February.

"I didn't know that I'd get a medal when I didn't play most of the second half of the season," he said. "Jose Mourinho sent me a text to say that I'd get a medal and he asked me to come to the last game. That was very nice for me.

"I'm really happy for the boys. They played a very good second half of the season so of course, for me, it's good to get a medal but the boys did the work."

Schurrle joined Chelsea in 2013 but made just 20 Premier League starts, with another 24 appearances coming off the bench.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have increased their contingent of Brazilian players at Stamford Bridge by agreeing to terms with Atletico Paranaense for the transfer of attacking midfielder Nathan.

Chelsea confirmed yesterday that the 19-year-old Nathan will join the club on July 1 after passing a medical, and agreeing on personal terms.

Nathan has represented Brazil at U-17 and U-20 level and follows in the footsteps of compatriots Willian, Oscar, Ramires, and Filipe Luis.

Elsewhere, Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has strained his left hamstring and will undergo physiotherapy.

The club did not specify how long Suarez might be sidelined, saying the "evolution of his treatment" will determine when he returns to training. Barcelona can win the La Liga title with victory over Atletico Madrid this weekend.

Irish Independent

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