Transfer News: Adam Szalai delighted to have joined Schalke
Adam Szalai is overjoyed to join Schalke from Mainz and says he's fully fit after his back injury.
By Juha Pal and Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 03/07/13 10:27pm
The 25-year-old striker, who was closely followed by Arsenal, has put pen to paper and he is delighted to have finally sealed the move.
"I feel great at Schalke, my new team-mates, the team officials and the fans greeted me kindly," he said.
"In the summer I had enough time to recover from my injury, so there's nothing wrong with my back."
Meanwhile, Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has officially confirmed his club have reached an agreement with second-tier Bochum for Germany
U19 international starlet Leon Goretzka.
The agreement brings to an end the disharmony between both clubs over the summer move for the teenage midfielder.
Heldt told Deutsche Presseagentur: "We've been to Bochum and discussed it with VfL Bochum.
"We attempted to have a fair solution in this affair. All parties have had their mind set on an agreement as we all wanted to prevent Leon Goretzka having a court trial with regard to this."
Heldt also confirmed a new deal for left back Sead Kolasinac.
"Sead played a great season in his first real year in the Bundesliga," said Heldt.
"He improved month on month and even established himself as a first-team regular in the second half of the season. He managed that because he's an ambitious player and has a great mentality which we desperately need here at Schalke."