Andre Schurrle has a clause in his contract with Fulham that will allow him to head back to the Borussia Dortmund if the Cottagers end up in the Championship next season.
Speaking to German news outlet, Kicker, the former Chelsea winger was quoted – “No (I won’t stay if Fulham go down). My loan (agreement) would end with relegation and my contract with Dortmund would be active again.”
Fulham are currently in the second-last spot of the Premier League despite spending over £100m in the summer transfer window. The London outfit found themselves at the bitter end of yet another defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend which saw them drop a massive 7 points behind safety.
Claudio Ranieri has struggled to put together a winning run after taking over from Salvisa Jokanovic. Since Ryan Babel was added to the Cottagers lineup in January, Schurrle has found himself shifted out towards the right flank.
The 28-year-old has made 20 starts out of the 22 Premier League games he was included in, scoring a decent tally of 6 goals. Unfortunately, both his and Aleksander Mitrovic’s goal threat has not been enough to keep Fulham afloat in the relegation battle with just 13 games left to play in the season.
Schurrle’s stay at Craven Cottage has been sanctioned till June 2020 but the German international can terminate the deal and head back to the Signa Iduna Park if Fulham gets relegated.
At Dortmund, Schurrle could be excess to Lucien Favre’s needs with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Marius Wolf, Jacob Brunn Larsen and Raphael Guerrero already in the side. However, Christian Pulisic’s sale to Chelsea could also open up a spot for Schurrle next term, should he return to BVB.