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Schalke confirm Huntelaar and Kolasinac will leave

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Sead Kolasinac will not be staying at Schalke 04 for the club's upcoming season in the 2. Bundesliga.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
Schalke 04 have confirmed that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Sead Kolasinac will depart the club.

The experienced duo, who returned for a second spell at Schalke in January, will not extend their stay at Veltins-Arena following the club's relegation to the 2. Bundesliga.

"On a sporting and personal front, it's a painful decision to have to make," explained Schalke board member for sport and communication Peter Knäbel and added:

"Considering the current budget and squad structure – well-known challenges that have been openly discussed – there was no alternative.

"We also can't afford to spend weeks going back and forth given that we have a short pre-season and how quickly the new campaign will come about; we have to make decisions in Schalke 04’s best interests now. That is why this step is necessary."

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