Team

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Mehmet Can Aydin out for the foreseeable future – Dominick Drexler also injured

Schalke will be without Mehmet Can Aydin for the foreseeable future. The right-back suffered a muscle injury to his left thigh during Friday's 1-0 win at Hannover 96 (15/10.)

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Henning Matriciani signs professional contract

Another talented youngster has made the move from the club’s U23s into the first team, as Henning Matriciani has signed a professional contract with Schalke 04 running until 2023/24. The 21-year-old has been a regular part of head coach Dimitrios Grammozis’ squad for several weeks now.

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Michael Langer to undergo an operation after tearing his ACL

FC Schalke 04 goalkeeper Michael Langer unfortunately tore his ACL during a collision in training. The Austrian will therefore be out injured for several months. The 36-year-old will undergo an operation on Sunday (26/9).

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FC Schalke 04 sign Marc Rzatkowski

The Royal Blues have added another attacking option in central midfield. Marc Rzatkowski will join the club on a season-long deal and will wear the No. 18 shirt.

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Two-match ban for Victor Pálsson

The DFB have sanctioned Victor Pálsson and awarded the player a two-match suspension following a disciplinary hearing, which means the Icelander is unavailable as of now for upcoming FC Schalke 04 league matches and he has also received a fine of 5,000€.

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Gerald Asamoah and Mike Büskens sign contract extensions

FC Schalke 04 will continue to work with two club icons! Gerald Asamoah (first-team manager) and Mike Büskens (assistant coach) have both signed a contract extension until 2024. The former Royal Blue players have been responsible for various areas of the first team since earlier this year.

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Amine Harit moves to Olympique Marseille on loan

FC Schalke 04 have agreed to loan Amine Harit to Europa League participants Olympique Marseille for the 2021/22 season without an option to buy. The deal was officially confirmed by the French FA on Thursday. The clubs have agreed that the financial details of the deal will remain undisclosed. The 24-year-old Moroccan still has a contract with the Royal Blues that runs until 2023/24.

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Matthew Hoppe joins RCD Mallorca

FC Schalke 04 and RCD Mallorca have agreed a deal for the permanent transfer of Matthew Hoppe, with the Spanish first-division side signing the American on a four-year deal. All parties wish to keep all further details of this transfer undisclosed.

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Ozan Kabak will spend 2021/2022 at Norwich City

Just like in the first half of 2021, Ozan Kabak will spend this season in England: The Turkey international will join Norwich City on loan. The newly promoted Premier League side have an option to buy the centre-back, which, under certain circumstances, becomes an obligation to buy. All parties involved reached a nondisclosure agreement regarding further details. Kabak’s contract at FC Schalke 04 runs until the end of the 2023/24 season.

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Can Bozdogan will spend 2021/2022 at Besiktas

FC Schalke 04 are loaning Can Bozdogan out to Bestiktas for the remainder of the current season. The Turkish top-flight side also obtained an option to by the 20-year-old, whose contract with the Royal Blues runs until the end of the 2023/2024 season. Both clubs reached a nondisclosure agreement on further details.

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FC Schalke 04 and Omar Mascarell agree contract termination

The Royal Blues and Omar Mascarell have reached an agreement upon the termination of the midfielder’s contract with immediate effect. The contract was due to run until the end of the 2021/22 season. No further details will be disclosed.

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Matija Nastasic joins Fiorentina

After 157 competitive appearances in Royal Blue, Matija Nastasic is bidding Gelsenkirchen farewell. The centre-back will join Fiorentina with immediate effect, where he will sign a contract for two seasons. All parties involved reached a nondisclosure agreement regarding the transfer details.

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Ko Itakura joins Schalke on loan with an option to buy

Four years after Atsuto Uchida’s departure, Schalke 04 have acquired a new Japanese defender: Ko Itakura will join the Royal Blues on loan from Manchester City for the 2021/22 season. The Knappen also have an option to buy the 24-year-old. Both clubs reached a nondisclosure agreement regarding further transfer details.

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Darko Churlinov joins FC Schalke 04 on a season-long loan

The Royal Blues have added another attacking player to their ranks, signing Darko Churlinov from VfB Stuttgart on a season-long loan. The North Macedonia international will wear the No. 7 shirt for Schalke. Both parties have agreed to keep the details of the transfer undisclosed.

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Matthew Hoppe back to individual training

Matthew Hoppe returned to training on Tuesday 17th August, initially taking part in an individual session with fitness and recovery coach Michael Schwerhoff. The 20-year-old will return to team training soon. The striker’s return to the team following his participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup was delayed because of a recent bout of stomach flu.

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Levent Mercan joins Fatih Karagümrük Spor

Schalke have continued to rebuild their squad, with Levent Mercan now departing to Fatih Karagümrük Spor. The Turkish first-division side have signed him on loan until the end of the season, while they also have an option to buy the 20-year-old midfielder. All parties have agreed to keep the other details of the transfer undisclosed.

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Rabbi Matondo moves on loan to Cercle Brugge

Winger Rabbi Matondo has joined Cercle Brugge on loan for the 2021/22 season. The Belgian side have also agreed an option to buy the Welsh international. His contract at Schalke runs until 30th June 2023.

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Schalke 04 and Ralf Fährmann agree new contract terms

The Royal Blues have come to an agreement with goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann to extend his current contract, which was due to run until 2023. Goalkeeper Fährmann agreed to a restructuring of his wages, and the newly agreed contract will now run until the end of the 2024/2025 season.

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Rodrigo Zalazar joins FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 have signed Rodrigo Zalazar on a season-long loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, with the option to sign him on a permanent deal running until 2025/26. The option is not dependent upon which division the club is competing in. Zalazar will wear the No.10 shirt for the Royal Blues.

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Ralf Fährmann back in team training

After spending two weeks in quarantine, Ralf Fährmann has returned to team training. The goalkeeper tested positive for coronavirus on 19 July and was therefore unable to help Schalke in the first two league games of the season against Hamburger SV and Holstein Kiel.