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Schalke sign French midfielder Harit

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German football club FC Schalke 04 have signed attacking midfielder Amine Harit from French outfit Nantes.

The club announced the signing in a statement released on Monday. After a lot of back and forth, the Bundesliga club were able to complete the transfer of Amine Harit, who has penned a four-year deal until June 2021. Both clubs agreed to keep silence over further contract details, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Amine is technically gifted player, who is a fast dribbler and can also help out in the defence. He can make the difference. We are glad that we were able to sign him," Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco said.

Schalke's new arrival started his senior career at Nantes where he provided one goal in 30 appearances for the first team in August 2016. Harit is also part of France's Under-20 squad and scored one goal in nine caps.

"This transfer is a big step in my career. I am sure that at such a big club I can develop into the player I want to be," Harit, who received jersey number 25, said.

Schalke encounter runner-up Leipzig for their season opener on August 19.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 19:38 IST
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