Bundesliga returnees FC Schalke 04 continue to work on their squad for the coming season. On Tuesday, the Royal Blues announced another personality on the departures side.
As the Gelsenkirchen officially confirmed, left-back Hamza Mendyl will leave the club.
The Moroccan international will now join the Belgian first division club OH Leuven. Mendyl still had a valid working paper at FC Schalke 04 until 2023. After he was loaned out to the Turkish club Gaziantep FK last season, he no longer had any prospects at the traditional club from the Ruhr area.
Schalke’s sporting director Rouven Schröder was relieved on Tuesday that Hamza Mendyl’s personnel could be clarified: “We have openly communicated that we do not see Hamza’s future at Schalke. That is why the change is the best for all sides from a sporting and economic point of view Solution. We wish Hamza all the best for his future, “said the busy S04 manager about the defensive man, who now wants to make a new attempt in the Belgian football upper house.
It never really worked for Hamza Mendyl in the FC Schalke 04 jersey. Signed by the French elite club OSC Lille in the summer of 2018, he only played 21 competitive games for S04 and was never undisputed on the left side of defence.
FC Schalke 04 is planning further transfers
During his time with the Knappen, he was loaned one more time to Gaziantep FK, namely to Dijon FCO in the 2019/2020 season.
FC Schalke 04 did not provide any further information on the further transfer modalities with the 24-year-old and his new employer from the Jupiler Pro League, but he is said to have signed in Leuven until 2025.
Similar to Hamza Mendyl, S04 plans to transfer more players in the coming weeks. Among them are the top earners Ozan Kabak and Amine Harit.