Holger Badstuber to join Schalke on loan

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Holger Badstuber, 27, is moving to FC Schalke 04 on loan for the remainder of the season after an agreement was reached between Badstuber, his adviser, FC Bayern München and Schalke.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented: "Holger deserves to play. He’s been injured so often but now he’s physically fit again and would like to play more games. That’s why he asked us to allow him to go out on loan to Schalke, and we gladly agreed. We hope Holger will get plenty of minutes under his belt in the coming months, and we wish him all the best.”

Badstuber will undergo a medical at Schalke in the next few days. The central defender said: “I’m thankful that FC Bayern have agreed to my request. I’d like to get some much-needed match practice at Schalke and I’m looking forward to my time in Gelsenkirchen.”