By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Schalke snap up Brunner on a free transfer

Cedric Brunner has joined Schalke 04 on a two-year deal.
Schalke 04 have snapped up 28-year-old right-back Cedric Brunner on a two-year contract.

Brunner's contract with Arminia Bielefeld expired following the club's relegation from the Bundesliga last season, and he was therefore free to join Schalke as a free agent.

"Cedric gives us more options on the right side, both defensively and offensively," said Schalke sporting director Rouven Schröder.

"Against the ball, he is a highly reliable supporting player, strong in one-on-one duels and a very reliable defender overall. And on offense, he can create danger with his good pace."

Brunner featured 27 times for Bielefeld in the Bundesliga last season.

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