Schalke 04 interested in signing Shinji Okazaki on loan

Shinji Okazaki could return to the Bundesliga with Schalke 04 interested, according to Sport1, where the Japan international will once again work with sporting director Christian Heidel.

The 30-year-old has scored 37 career Bundesliga goals, whilst Okazaki would join on a six-month loan deal, having fallen down the pecking order at Leicester City.

Schalke have of course recently completed the signing of Guido Burgstaller, but with the ageing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – who has been linked with a return to Ajax – and the injured Breel Embolo, the Royal Blues are still a little short going forward, and so a move for Okazaki would make sense.


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