Bayer Leverkusen's completion of the deal to bring Hamburg's 20 year old South Korean sensation Heung-Min Son signalled the all clear for the long awaited transfer of André Schürrle to Chelsea.
The versatile forwards arrival at Stamford Bridge is the first signing since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, although this is a deal that was expected well in advance.
Last summer the Blues showed a keen interest in Schürrle and they were on the verge of capturing the player but ultimately the player remained in Germany for another year.
The Ludwigshafen native was instrumental alongside the clinical Stefan Kießling in securing a third place finish for the Werkself with a contribution of eleven goals and seven assists.
This addition will see Chelsea's exceptionally talented attacking midfield become exceedingly more crowded, an area of the team that already includes Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Victor Moses and the return of Kevin De Bruyne after a successful loan stint at Werder Bremen.
It could be argued that this move is to increase the depth of the squad and not to alienate any of the current squad members.
It will intriguing to see how Mourinho utilises the weapons at his disposal as he battles to give each of them the deserved playing time they desire.
The harmony inside the club doesn't seem to have been affected by this signing, as it is one that the club already had in place.
Which area of the team does the Portuguese trainer have to address next to improve a team with ambitions of competing for the title next season?
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