Posted: Tue June 25, 2013 11:04AM; Updated: Tue June 25, 2013 11:04AM

Andre Schuerrle completes Chelsea move on 5-year deal

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Andre Schuerrle celebrates after scoring for Bayer Leverkusen in March.
Andre Schuerrle celebrates after scoring for Bayer Leverkusen in March.
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LONDON (AP) -- Germany forward Andre Schuerrle has completed his move to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal, becoming Jose Mourinho's first signing since returning to the English Premier League club.

The clubs agreed to the deal on June 13 but Schuerrle still needed to sort out personal terms and pass a medical examination.

The 22-year-old Schuerrle says on Tuesday "I am so happy now I have signed and it is an honor for me to play for this club, with this team and for these great fans.''

Schuerrle, who has scored seven goals in 24 matches for Germany, can play out wide or in a central role behind the striker.

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