Schalke have announced the signing of 19-year-old Stuttgart defender Ozan Kabak for €15m.
The Turkey international attracted interest from Bayern Munich, West Ham United & AC Milan after just six months in Germany, where he was named ‘Rookie of the Season’.
Kabak has signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga club following Stuttgart’s relegation into the 2. Bundesliga.
“We are delighted to secured the signing of one of the current biggest young talents in Europe. Despite interest from several other noteworthy clubs, Ozan Kabak has opted to join us,” said Schalke head of sport Jochen Schneider.