Timo Baumgartl demoted to U23s

Schalke head coach Karel Geraerts has informed Timo Baumgartl that he will no longer be part of the first-team squad. This decision will apply for rest of the 2023/24 season.

“I’ve made the decision to demote Timo to the U23s because I’ve not been happy with his performances. Over the past few weeks, I’ve not been convinced by his performance level in training. I don’t think that he’ll be able to help the side out as we approach a crucial stage of the season,” explained Geraerts.

The 28-year-old has played in 12 league games for the Royal Blues this season. The centre-back was not named in the squad for any of Schalke’s last three matches.

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