As is well known, FC Schalke want to strengthen their squad in winter - with Daniel Caligiuri there is also an old acquaintance on the list of the Royal Blues.
In the first half of the season it became clear that the wing play of the S04 is one of the really big weak points and urgently needs to be upgraded here in winter. As the picture reports, the Schalke bosses are also thinking about bringing back Daniel Caligiuri, who was active in Gelsenkirchen from 2017 to 2020 before saying goodbye to FC Augsburg.
There, however, the 34-year-old is only a substitute. In the last half of the season, Caligiuri only played 250 minutes in the Bundesliga, and he was only allowed to start twice. Therefore, according to the picture, the German-Italian would be open to a return to Schalke.
A transfer from the right wing would also be financially manageable. According to the report, Caligiuri would be willing to take a pay cut and sign a contract for both leagues. Since his contract in Augsburg only runs until the summer of 2023, he could possibly even be signed without a fee – FCA would probably want to give up the reservist.
It is also said that Schalke believes Caligiuri can be an "emergency aid" for Thomas Reis' team. The only doubts would be that the 34-year-old would have no resale value - but given the precarious situation in the table, that shouldn't actually play the most important role if you're sportingly convinced of a player.
This article was originally planned on 90min.com/de as a return campaign: Ex-Star back to FC Schalke? released.