Schurrle confirms he will leave if Fulham are relegated

Andre Schurrle

The Germany international, who won the World Cup with his country in 2014, agreed a two-year loan move to Craven Cottage from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

However, with Claudio Ranieri’s side sitting in 19th place seven points adrift of safety, the 28-year-old revealed he has no intentions of staying to play Championship football in 2019/20.

“My loan would end in the case of relegation,” he told Kicker (opens in new tab).

“The contract in Dortmund would be active again. That’s still too far away, my whole focus is on the task here.”

Schurrle has scored six goals in 21 Premier League games for Fulham this season, but they remain in serious danger of the drop after losing four of their last five league encounters.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.