One of FC Schalke 04's young talents will be spending the season on loan in Bavaria at a separate 2. Bundesliga club.
|Nassim Boujellab.||Photo: FC Ingolstadt 04|
Schalke and FC Ingolstadt confirmed a season-long-loan deal for 22-year-old midfielder Nassim Boujellab on Sunday. The homegrown Knappenschmiede talent has made a total of 30 appearances for the S04 senior side over the past three seasons.
He scored his first and only Bundesliga goal during a 2-2 draw against Augsburg in the 11th round of last year's campaign. Many will recall this fixture as the one in which Schalke's Mark Uth suffered a horrific head collision and lay unconscious on the pitch for several scary minutes.
Boujellab himself took a nasty knock during an aerial duel and scored with a turban wrapped around his head.
FCI managing director Malte Metzelder called the Moroccan international "a great fit for us".
Boujellab himself expressed an eagerness to "prove what I'm capable of."
Herzlich willkommen, Nassim #Boujellab! ⚫🔴— FC Ingolstadt 04 (@Schanzer) July 25, 2021
Erst 22 und schon 3 Jahre Bundesliga-Erfahrung mit @s04 ⚽ Unser #Schanzer Neuzugang kommt für ein Jahr auf Leihbasis & kann auf sämtlichen Positionen im Mittelfeld spielen - auf eine gute Zeit! 🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/uPg9WbhOex