Schalke Transfers: Will there be another striker in winter?

FC Schalke 04 has not yet returned to the Bundesliga.

Schalke Transfers: Will there be another striker in winter?

FC Schalke 04 has not yet returned to the Bundesliga. The Knappen are currently in 16th place in the table and coach Frank Kramer is already being criticized. In addition, the five attackers in the current squad are not yet igniting. That's why the Royal Blues are probably interested in a Swiss junior international.

Last Saturday against Bayer Leverkusen (0: 4), Schalke coach Frank Kramer relied on a double lead with Simon Terodde and Sebastian Polter - again. At least since the debacle in the BayArena, this option has been considered a failure.

Neither of them have been able to build on their form from last season, when Terodde shot Schalke back into the top flight with 30 goals and Polter scored ten for his former club VfL Bochum. The three other attackers Marius Bülter, Jordan Larsson and Kenan Karaman have not been able or allowed to stage themselves either.

Therefore, the Royal Blues could try again for reinforcements during the winter break. Hottest candidate: Filip Stojilkovic from FC Sion. In fifth place in the Super League, the Swiss U21 international stormed alongside Italy star Mario Balotelli and is in top form. In the first ten league games, the former Hoffenheimer has already scored five times and prepared two more goals.

As the image reports, there was contact with the 22-year-old before the season. Now interest has flared up again. "Schalke made me an offer. An attractive club that I would like to play for," said Stojilkovic, adding: "Right now I'm fully focused on Sion. We'll see what happens in winter..."

However, the clipper should not be available so cheaply (contract until 2023 plus an option for another year) and the lack of financial strength of the miners could put a spanner in the works. Especially when the club separates from coach Frank Kramer. Because then the clammy club, Kramer, ex-coach Dimitrios Grammozis and a new head coach would have to pay.

In any case, at Schalke you should ask yourself why the strikers can't really put themselves in the limelight at the moment. An important reason for this is certainly the destructive way of playing under Kramer...

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