FC Schalke 04: New signing for the Royal Blues – HIM won’t like it at all
The staff carousel takes the FC Schalke 04 speed up again. On Monday, the miners announced the first professional access of the winter: Andreas Vindheim comes from Sparta Prague and is supposed to strengthen the outer track.
This increases the competition in the squad of the FC Schalke 04. Naturally, this also leads to losers. A player who only moved to Gelsenkirchen last summer should therefore not like the transfer at all.
FC Schalke 04: winter access vs. summer access
“With the engagement of Andreas Vindheim, we have been able to meet our goal of increasing the competition on both outer lanes early on” – with this sentence sporting director Rouven Schröder rejoiced over his latest transfer coup.
With Vindheim’s loan until the end of the season, including a purchase option, the squad of the second division team is gaining depth. The Norwegian feels at home on the right side. Bad news for a player who has also only been at Schalke for six months: Reinhold Ranftl.
Ranftl’s crash landing at FC Schalke 04
When Schröder brought Ranftl from Linz for 650,000 euros in the summer, the hype was great. The Austrian quickly gathered a large fan base. However, it only partially lived up to expectations. Top talent Mehmet Can Aydin overtook him.
Only an injury to the jewel brought Ranftl back onto the field. Aydin is currently missing again (all information here), which is why Ranftl was actually considered set at the start of the year against Kiel. But now the 29-year-old has to stretch a lot to be able to prevail against Vindheim. In addition, he could take the obligation as a sign that S04 does not consider it sufficient.
What happens at FC Schalke 04 when Aydin comes back?
It should be particularly spicy when Aydin has healed his injury. Then suddenly three right wingers are available. If Schröder’s words are to be believed, the intensified competition could even hit summer access.
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On the left side of the field, Thomas Ouwejan was previously considered inviolable. However, the statement by the sports director suggests that Vindheim could be used on both sides. (mh)