GONE TO POT
Former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle is swapping football pitches for a different type of grass – by investing in a CANNABIS company.
The German World Cup winner hung up his boots during the summer after leaving Borussia Dortmund.
Schurrle, 30, now reportedly plans to plough funds into the Sanity Group. The Berlin-based firm, founded in 2018, grows cannabis for medicinal purposes. It is legal in Germany.
Elements of the plant can be used to prevent inflammations and relieve pain.
Schurrle’s former Germany and Dortmund team-mate Mario Gotze has been lined up as a fellow investor.
Rapper Will.i.am, 45, model Stefanie Giesinger, 24, and ex-Germany midfielder Dennis Aogo, 33, are also planning to buy stakes in the company.
A company spokesman told Germany’s top-selling paper Bild that they have held talks with Schurrle and Gotze, 28, about working together.