Japan Captain Maya Yoshida has joined Shcalke for a one year contract with Schalke.
“I’m delighted to get the chance to wear the FC Schalke 04 shirt, and I’m looking forward to getting to know my teammates, the coaching staff and the fans. I attended a match at the VELTINS-Arena many years ago, back when Atsuto Uchida was playing right-back, and I’ve also followed the Bundesliga with great interest for a long time. Therefore, I’m really pleased to finally become a part of it,” Yoshida was quoted as saying by the official website of Schalke.
“Maya’s footballing, physical and mental qualities will enable him to take on an important role in our team. He’s shown that he’s a true leader during his time in Italy, England, Japan and the Netherlands. We are confident that he will help to keep us in the Bundesliga,” said Rouven Schroder, sporting director of Schalke.