Schalke 04 sign Goncalo Paciencia

The Royal Blues have a new striker! Goncalo Paciencia has signed for FC Schalke 04 on a one-year loan deal from Eintracht Frankfurt. S04 have also agreed an option to buy the forward. The Portuguese attacker will wear the number 18.

Goncalo Paciencia

“We are pleased that we have managed to complete the signing of Goncalo Paciencia. The combination of physicality and technique is what stands out in his game,” said Head of Sport Jochen Schneider. “Goncalo will make us more dangerous and unpredictable in the final third.”

The combination of physicality and technique is what stands out in his game.

Jochen Schneider

The centre forward is looking forward to his new challenge: “I can hardly to wait to get going. The conversations with Jochen Schneider and David Wagner were great and they both convinced me of the plans Schalke have.”

Paciencia joined Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2018 from FC Porto. He scored 10 goals in 34 Bundesliga games for the Eagles, as well as five assists. The 26-year-old also played 16 times in the Europa League (1 goal), plus six qualifiers (3 goals). He has played once for Portugal and also represented his nation at various youth levels.

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