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Sport Dutch striker Huntelaar returns to Schalke from Ajax

21:27  19 january  2021
21:27  19 january  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Huntelaar comments on Schalke rumors

 Huntelaar comments on Schalke rumors Cologne - Ajax Amsterdam or Schalke 04? For striker oldie Klaas-Jan Huntelaar "of course it's a question of feeling. It's as if you have to choose between two children," said the Dutchman after his brace in the 3-1 win at Twente Enschede on Thursday evening to NOS. Was his two goals a parting present for Ajax? "I don't know. This is something I have to think about," said Huntelaar.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has signed a one-year deal with Ajax after leaving Schalke on a free at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. Ajax were keen to add another striker to their squad to serve as back-up to first-choice number nine Kasper Dolberg and had long been linked with Huntelaar .

Dirk Jan Klaas "Klaas-Jan" Huntelaar ( Dutch pronunciation: [ˌklaːˌʃɑn ˈɦʏntəlaːr] (listen); born 12 August 1983), nicknamed The Hunter

(Reuters) - Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar rejoined Schalke 04 from Ajax Amsterdam on a short-term deal on Tuesday, with the 37-year-old tasked with adding firepower to the Bundesliga club to help in their relegation fight.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar throwing a ball: FILE PHOTO: Schalke's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gestures towards fans after the match © Reuters/Reuters Staff FILE PHOTO: Schalke's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gestures towards fans after the match

Huntelaar returns to Schalke having played for the German club from 2010-17. The former Netherlands international scored more than 100 goals for the Bundesliga side and also won the German Cup in 2011.

He joins a relegation-threatened Schalke side who are rooted to the bottom of the standings with seven points after 16 games.

Ginczek's basket to Schalke - "Only details" with Huntelaar

 Ginczek's basket to Schalke - When looking for a striker, Schalke also knocked on Daniel Ginczek after kicker information. But the Wolfsburg gave Schalke a basket. So Klaas Jan Huntelaar remains the favorite with the Knappen. © imago images Little deployment time: Daniel Ginczek hardly gets a chance at Wolfsburg. Looking for reinforcements for the winter offensive, Ginczek's name was on the list. In itself a good and logical idea, as the 29-year-old is currently left out at Wolfsburg.

Huntelaar hints at potential Ajax return . Ben Spratt. Speaking of his love for the Amsterdam side, the striker has suggested he could seal a return to the club as Ahead of that clash, "big Ajax fan" Huntelaar has suggested a more permanent return could be on the cards, with his Schalke contract

Huntelaar hints at potential Ajax return . Ben Spratt. Speaking of his love for the Amsterdam side, the striker has suggested he could seal a return to the club as Ahead of that clash, "big Ajax fan" Huntelaar has suggested a more permanent return could be on the cards, with his Schalke contract

"We need to win games and score goals to climb up the table. I want to play my part in the club staying up," Huntelaar, who has signed a contract until the end of the season, said in a statement https://schalke04.de/en/team/klaas-jan-huntelaar-returns-to-fc-schalke-04.

"Schalke belongs in the Bundesliga and it's our responsibility to make sure that we stay here."

Huntelaar, who won the league title with Ajax in 2019, is Schalke's second signing of the winter transfer window following the arrival of defender Sead Kolasinac on loan from Premier League club Arsenal.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

Huntelaar on the podium - return to the site of the last victory .
In November 2019, FC Schalke 04 celebrated their last away win in the Bundesliga so far. After 19 games without a threesome, the circle should come full on Saturday at the place where the Royal Blues were last allowed to cheer: Bremen. Returning Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sends positive signals. © picture-alliance Should have cured his calf problems: Schalke's striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar. When FC Schalke 04 celebrated their last away win in the Bundesliga, the royal blue world was still in order.

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