Shocking news but well thought out decision!
At the age of just 18, Schurrle made his Bundesliga debut with Mainz and earned a move to Leverkusen after two seasons.
Chelsea came calling in 2013 although the winger left after 18 months in West London, halfway through the club’s title-winning campaign under Jose Mourinho.
With a tally of 14 goals in 65 appearances for the Blues, he headed to Wolfsburg and quickly won the DFB-Pokal.
A 2016 move to Borussia Dortmund did not go to plan and Schurrle was shipped out on loan to Fulham and Spartak in recent seasons.
Undoubtedly his best moment in the game came in the 2014 World Cup. He scored twice in Germany’s famous 7-1 World Cup semi-final win over hosts Brazil in 2014 before providing the assist for Mario Gotze’s winner in the final against Argentina.
In 11-year career, he won the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, as well as the German Cup with both Dortmund and Wolfsburg and the World Cup in 2014.