Done Deal: Breel Embolo completes move from Basel to Schalke

Breel Embolo joins Schalke

It’s a done deal.

News sources in both Germany and Switzerland are announcing the same news on Sunday: Breel Embolo has completed his move from FC Basel to Schalke.

According to Swiss paper Blick, Schlake are stumping up an initial €25 million for the 19-year-old Swiss international forward, while the transfer could go up to €27.5 million with bonuses.

Germany’s Bild have a slightly different set of figures.

They claim the Royal Blues will cough up 21 million euros, to be paid in three instalments of just under 7 million each, to Basel. Moreover, Bild claim Embolo is penning a 5-year contract to move to the Bundesliga outfit.

Man United & Embolo

Until recently, Manchester United had been considered a suitor for Embolo this summer.

However Schalke bagged the transfer before the Red Devils, leading to claims United moved too slowly in attempting to secure the sought after teenager.

For the record, the Embolo announcement comes a day after the Swiss were knocked out of Euro 2016.

Embolo failed to score in France. He did look bright in some of his performances, however it also seemed clear the youngster is still a raw talent which much learning to do.


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