Weston McKennie extends his contract at FC Schalke 04 to 2022
The next promising talent from the Knappenschmiede sees his future in Gelsenkirchen. Weston McKennie has extended his contract at FC Schalke 04 to 30th June 2022. Previously, the youngster’s contract was due to expire at the end of the 2019/2020 season.
“Weston will develop into a key part of our first team with us. Weston has shown in the past few months that he is more than capable of contributing significantly to the future of Schalke”, said sporting director, Christian Heidel. “Thanks to his talent and his willingness to learn, Weston has made the rise from the U19s to the Bundesliga and it’s been a success from the get go. We’re very happy that Weston sees his long-term future to be at FC Schalke 04.”
Weston added, when signing his new contract: “It was an easy decision for me to make. I love the club and everything here: my teammates, the head coach and the fans”, stated Weston McKennie. “I’d love to stay here forever.”
The 19-year-old (born 28th August 1998) joined FC Schalke 04’s U19 squad in the summer of last year from the FC Dallas Academy. In the final game of last season, McKennie made his first Bundesliga appearance away at FC Ingolstadt. So far this season, McKennie has made four appearances – two of which were in the starting XI.