Chelsea star Andre Schurrle is set to stay with the Blues in the January transfer window, despite reports emanating from Germany suggesting that the player could depart in the near future, as reported by the Daily Star.
This is according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein, who believes that, despite suggestions that the player might move on in the future in the press today.
The World Cup winner has struggled for first team action since the start of the new season, a huge comedown from the summer, when he starred as Germany won the competition in Brazil.
24 year old Schurrle has started only four times in the Premier League since the season began, and this has prompted Jose Mourinho to criticise the player’s displays.
However, Honigstein sees this as more of a positive, as he feels Mourinho is more likely to criticise players that he wants to see improve.
He said: “I think it’s almost a good sign that Mourinho keeps talking about him, saying he needs to play better, because as long as Mourinho says these things about you, you think you have a good chance.
“Remember how he always used to criticise Eden Hazard? I think it’s when it goes very quiet, that’s when you know you’re on your way out.
“So I still think he’s got a great future and if he gets fit, and performs like he did at the World Cup, where he played at the highest level, then he can still grow as a player.”