In recent years, FC Schalke 04, who have been relegated to the Bundesliga, have repeatedly had to give up outstanding talent in the course of their sporting and financial downturn. Now the squad planners around sports director Rouven Schröder could pull off a real coup.
Like it in a “sports1According to the report, the 19-year-old top talent Mehmet-Can Aydin is about to extend his contract with Schalke after the end of the season.
If the flexible right foot can actually be kept at the club, it would be a real stroke of luck for FC Schalke, who had to cope with an extreme personnel bloodletting in the last few months after being relegated from the Bundesliga.
Aydin is considered to be one of the club’s greatest talents, having worked at Schalke’s various stages since 2014.
In recent weeks he has been repeatedly linked with clubs from Europe’s top leagues. Among others, Real Betis from Spain, OSC Lille from France and FC Brentford from England are said to have dealt with the German U20 international.
Asked under Grammozis at FC Schalke on the right
According to the media report, FC Schalke plans to officially announce the contract extension with Aydin next Sunday in the second division home game against Holstein Kiel (from 1:30 p.m.).
In the current season, the homegrown team has made the final breakthrough with the professionals. Aydin has already played 14 games this season for FC Schalke, and head coach Dimitios Grammozis prefers to play at right-back or in right midfield. He scored his first professional goal in the S04 jersey in the 3-0 home win against FC Ingolstadt in October.
Aydin will probably miss the resumption of play in the 2nd Bundesliga at the weekend due to a thigh injury.