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Robin Gosens opens up on his failed move to Schalke 04

By Henrik Petersen

Robin Gosens has opened up on his failed move to Schalke 04 in 2019, revealing he 'went on vacation hoping to be a Schalke player soon'.

Robin Gosens.
Robin Gosens.

Atalanta left-back and German international Robin Gosens has lifted the lid on just how close he came to joining Schalke 04 in the summer of 2019.

"I knew exactly what I wanted. A move to Schalke would not only have fulfilled my dream of playing in the Bundesliga, I would also have been able to play for my favorite club an, above all, live in Germany again," Gosens said in an interview with Bild and added:

"I was told that the contract with Schalke had been negotiated and all the details had been sorted out.

"I was incredibly happy. The conditions were perfect. So I went on vacation hoping to be a Schalke player soon."

Ultimately, however, Schalke and Atalanta were unable to agree on a transfer fee for the left-back.

"It didn't go as those involved had imagined. Atalanta didn't want to let me go under any circumstances."

Gosens, who has racked up 10 goals and seven assists in 35 games this season, is under contract with Atalanta until 2022.

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