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Schalke confirms Kegrer's transfer to PSG

IANS  |  Berlin 

Schalke confirmed on Sunday that it had reached an agreement on the of its centre-back to Paris Saint-Germain.

The side explained on its official website that the agreement on the of the German under-21 national team defender came after weeks-long negotiations with France's champions, reports

"In the end, we decided to go for the on financial grounds. Particularly, since the player's contract is due to expire next year," Schalke sporting explained.

Heidel thanked for the period he spent at Schalke, stressing that the defender "has been loyal" to the side.

German estimated that Kehrer, who was on the radar of Barcelona, will move to for 37 million euros ($42.2 million).

"If this offer from were not to have come through I'm sure he would have gone ahead with the extension, likewise if we had turned the offer down or in the unlikely event something was to stop this deal going ahead," Heidel added.

Kehrer, 21, will have to pass the medical tests at in order to formalise the transfer.



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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 20:20 IST