FC Schalke urgently needs money. There are some construction sites in the squad, but the opportunities are lacking. Therefore, multiple stars must be sold. One of them is about to change, but hasn’t been sold yet.
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Weston McKennie is about to move from Schalke 04 to Juventus Turin. The US-American is not sold directly, but on loan. The media from Germany and Italy report unanimously.
The medical check-up is scheduled for Thursday in Turin, McKennie has already left the Schalke training camp in Längenfeld (Austria).
How much is the rent?
Only the details of the deal are unclear. As Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland report, Schalke receives a loan fee of 3.5 million euros, while Juve has a buy option of 18 million euros, which becomes a purchase obligation after a certain number of bets (60 percent).
The “kicker”, on the other hand, speaks of a rent of six million euros. The newspaper “Bild” confirms the information from Sky, but adds that the total package could grow to 28 million euros through bonus payments.
The Revierklub needs money to finance newcomers and to eliminate weak points in the team. “We generally do not comment on rumors,” said a spokesman. This also applies to the, according to “Bild”, already perfect signing of striker Vedad Ibisevic, who would be free after his departure from Hertha BSC in the summer. The 36-year-old attacker would have to solve Schalke’s last glaring storm problems and would get a one-year contract.