Simon Terodde signs for Schalke 04

The squad-planning task force have completed another bit of business for next season, with Simon Terodde becoming the second player after Mainz’s Danny Latza set to join FC Schalke 04 in the summer. The striker, currently playing for Hamburger SV, has agreed a deal with S04 until the end of the 2021/22 campaign with an option for a further year.

Simon Terodde

“We’re delighted that we have been able to sign Simon Terodde,” said Board Member for Sport and Communication Peter Knäbel. “With his nose for goal and clinical finishing, Simon will be a great addition to our attack. He knows Bundesliga 2 well and, over a number of years, he has demonstrated that he has the right mentality and mindset to be successful in the division. That makes Simon a cornerstone around which we can build our new squad.”

With his nose for goal and clinical finishing, Simon will be a great addition to our attack.

Peter Knäbel
Simon Terodde und Peter Knäbel

The 33-year-old, born in Bocholt just 45 kilometres away from the VELTINS-Arena, came through at MSV Duisburg and has gone on to play for Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1. FC Köln, Union Berlin, VfL Bochum and VfB Stuttgart. After returning to Köln, the 1.92-metre-tall forward then joined HSV at the start of this season and has scored 21 goals in 30 league games, taking his overall haul of Bundesliga 2 goals to 139 – the third-most in the division’s history.

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