With his 15th competitive appearance of the season over the weekend, Amine Harit completed his permanent move to Marseille for €5 million.
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The newly-promoted side did everything possible to avoid paying the Moroccan international's unaffordable €5.5 million salary in the summer. They agreed this loan deal and obligation to purchase option with the French club at the last minute and are now getting some much-needed cash.
Schalke will receive €3.5 million for the move, while Harit and his representatives will receive €1.5 million of the previously agreed upon €5 million fee.
New Sporting Director Peter Knäbel said this is "good news for all of Schalke" and "it eases our situation a little."
With this new money, Schalke will undoubtedly hit the winter window hard for some reinforcements.