FC Schalke 04 attacker Rodrigo Zalazar's sale to SC Braga was officially confirmed on Friday evening.
|Rodrigo Zalazar||SC Braga|
"After Rodrigo told us he wanted to leave the club after two years, we looked for a suitable solution for all sides," S04 sporting director André Hechelmann noted in a statement released by the German club, "We set clear economic conditions, which Sporting Braga has now fulfilled. Rodri will always be a part of Schalker club history with his promotion goal against St. Pauli and the 60-yard goal against Nürnberg."
German broadcaster "Sport1" and the Westdeutscher Allgemeine Zeitung report that Eintracht Frankfurt - who secured a re-sale clause when selling Zalazar to die Knappen last spring - will also receive a sum in the six-figure-range. Schalke already procured a replacement for Zalazar earlier in the day in the form of SC Freiburg's Lino Tempelmann, who immediately received the Uruguayan's no. 10 tricot.