Official: Huntelaar returns to rescue his Schalke

The Dutchman already wore the German team jersey between 2010 and 2017, a stage in which he scored a total of 126 goals in 240 official matches.


It was an open secret and it is official. Former Madrid player Klaas-Jan Huntelaar leaves Ajax at the age of 37 to return to Schalke 04 and do his bit for the club of his heart, the Bundesliga's red lantern with seven points, to achieve permanence. According to the German daily Bild, the Dutch forward could make his debut on Wednesday at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen against Cologne.

“We have to win games and, for that, we have to score goals in order to get out of the critical zone of qualification. I want to help to achieve permanence ", said Huntelaar after signing a contract until the end of the season with the mining team. “Schalke belongs to the Bundesliga. It is part of our responsibility to keep it that way, "stressed the Dutch striker.

Huntelaar already wore Schalke clothing between 2010 and 2017, a period in which he scored a total of 126 goals in 240 official matches for the club from the town of Gelsenkirchen. On 11/12, he was proclaimed top scorer in the Bundesliga with 29 goals and even lifted the Pokal in 2011 together with another former Real Madrid player such as Raúl.

"I am aware that I can still be a valuable player," said a Huntelaar who, together with Sead Kolasinac (on loan from Arsenal) brings a quality bonus to coach Christian Gross' squad, much needed after a disastrous first round . Everything indicates that Huntelaar ends up hanging up his boots at the end of the season, but first he has a mission. "He's infected with the Schalke virus," says Gross. So much so that he has returned in his most difficult moment.

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