19 Jan Klaas-Jan Huntelaar leaves Ajax, again with struggling Schalke
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has returned to Bundesliga strugglers Schalke 04 from Ajax.
The Dutch striker was a prolific scorer for the German aspect from 2010-17, serving to them win the German Cup in 2011. He scored 126 targets in 240 video games earlier than becoming a member of Ajax in 2017.
However Schalke have fallen on laborious occasions as they’re final within the league standings. They broke a 30-match winless streak final week due to the sensational three-goal debut of United States teenager Matthew Hoppe, however Huntelaar’s veteran presence might present a lift within the relegation battle.
After he scored twice in Ajax’s 3-1 win over FC Twente final week, Huntelaar told Football4cast that he was eager about a return to Schalke, however had additionally beforehand hinted at retirement.
“What do I lean in the direction of? Tough… There’s something to be stated for the whole lot,” Huntelaar stated. “Schalke are in additional bother, they want me extra, so that’s extra of a sense selection.
“Ajax are a bit extra steady and maybe a bit nicer by way of ending, with the attainable title, the cup event and European football.”
Huntelaar, 37, has additionally had stints at AC Milan and Actual Madrid. He final performed for the Netherlands nationwide squad in 2015.