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Schalke players may skip the rest of the Bundesliga season

According to reports. Schalke players may play no part in the rest of the Bundesliga season after the club was relegated from the German top flight.  The issue is not even the relegation but the reaction of the club's fans to the relegation as there were frightening fan protests which resulted in the team being attacked by its supporters. Peter Knable, an executive at the club disclosed that the club would listen to its players and respect their individual decisions after up to 600 fans converged outside the Veltins Arena in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Footage that went viral on social media showed fans chasing players after they alighted from the team bus, hours after the club was relegated for the first time from the Bundesliga since 1988. READ: The saga will contin...
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What has happened to Schalke 04?

The Bundesliga has been fun thus far with a good number of the prestigious teams doing well enough. However, one team stands out and has been exceptionally poor this season, and its Schalke 04. One question that is begging for an answer is this; What is wrong with Schalke 04 under David Wagner? The Royal Blues have been very poor this season! They were struggling before football was halted and one expected them to come back with a new lease of life on the return of the Bundesliga. However, they appear to have grown worse based on recent results. They are not the worst team on paper in the Bundesliga, therefore, this is a cause for concern as manager David Wagner's job could also be on the line if fortunes don't turn for good. READ: It’s a fierce fight for the UCL places in the ...
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Bundesliga set for restart with crunch ‘Ghost’ Revierderby

The German Bundesliga becomes the first league in Europe to return to football action this weekend and the opener will see the likes of Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho hunting for goals in the game against Schalke on Saturday. This game will easily pass for one of the strangest derbies in German football history as it will be played behind closed doors. It's already being referred to as ghost derby as fans will not be present in the stadium to cheer their favorite teams. Therefore, the players on the pitch and folks in the dugout will have it all to do in terms of providing the spark during the encounter. READ: How coronavirus will affect football as we know it The venue is the Signal Iduna Park, a stadium renowned for its boisterous crowd support. However, the electric atmosph...
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Todibo joins Schalke 04 on loan for the rest of the season

Barca defender Jean-Clair Todibo has made a loan move to Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 for the rest of the season. Schalke will pay €1.5 million for the loan deal and will also have an option to purchase Todibo for €25m (£21m/$28m) plus €5m in add-ons at the end of the season. Barcelona will also retain an option to resign Todibo for €50m (£43m/$56m) plus €10m (£8.5m/$11m) in variables. The 20-year-old moved to the Camp Nou from Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse in January 2019 but has failed to make any notable impact. He made just 5 appearances for the Blaugrana. Regardless, Schalke were happy to land their man who was also a subject of interest from AC Milan. Schalke coach David Wagner said in a statement: “We said during the training camp in Spain that we would only be active in the mark...
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Schalke 04 offer Bentaleb to Everton and Villa

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been offered to several Premier League clubs by Schalke 04 including Aston Villa and Everton. Bentaleb joined the Bundesliga outfit from Spurs in 2017 and reportedly wants to return to the Premier League according to a report from The Times. The 25-year-old Algerian midfielder hasn't played any part for the Bundesliga side due to unprofessional behavior including failing to report for German lessons. READ: West Ham agree loan deal in principle for Gedson Fernandes Schalke are not interested in keeping the player who they signed in a €22.5m deal from Tottenham Hotspur two-and-a-half years ago and prefer to sell him in the January transfer window. They are also open to a loan option to buy if the possible fee is good enough. ...