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Are Schalke starting to lose their patience with record-signing?

By Bulinews Team

After spending two seasons at Schalke 04, record-signing Breel Embolo still hasn't become a regular starter. The patience with the striker is said to be running out.

Breel Embolo.
Breel Embolo.Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Two years ago, Breel Embolo joined Schalke 04 from FC Basel for €22,5 million, thus becoming the club's most expensive signing ever.

So far, the 21-year-old still hasn't managed to become a regular starter at the Veltins-Arena, and according to Bild, the club's patience with the striker is starting to get thin.

If Embolo isn't able to step up during the first half of the season, he could even be sold in January.

Currently, the striker is with the Swiss national team, preparing for the upcoming games against Iceland and England. Hopefully, Schalke 04 assistant coach Peter Perchtold says, Embolo and the other internationals will return with increased confidence.

"Of course, we hope that the boys in the national teams will get other things to think about and that they will return with increased confident after a goal or involvement in a goal," Perchtold told Bild.

In total, Embolo has made 36 appearances - 17 from the start - for Schalke 04 with six goals and six assists to his name.

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