Jonas Carls joins Vitória Guimarães on loan
FC Schalke 04 have agreed a loan deal with Vitória Guimarães for Jonas Carls. The left back, who spent the second half of the season playing in the German third division for Viktoria Köln, will join the seventh placed team in Portugal’s top flight for the duration of 2020/2021. His contract with Schalke is until 30 June 2022.
“Jonas has great potential, but needs regular game time in order for him to continue making progress. Vitória Guimarães can give him this game time,” said sporting director Jochen Schneider.
Carls joined the FC Schalke 04 U23s from 1. FC Nürnberg in summer 2017. In May 2019, he signed a professional contract with the Knappen and has made one Bundesliga appearance since. He has also played 65 games for the Royal Blue reserves in the Oberliga and Regionalliga.
So far this year, the 23-year-old has been playing for Viktoria Köln. Carls quickly became a first team regular for the Cologne side, making 17 league appearances in total, scoring two goals in the process. In only his first month, he was voted January Player of the Month by the fans.