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Official | Ahmed Kutucu (Schalke) joins Heracles Almelo on loan

Bundesliga side Schalke 04 have sent 20-year-old striker Ahmed Kutucu on loan to Dutch side Heracles Almelo for the remainder of the season.

“Ahmed wants more playing time, also with a view to the European championship this summer” said sporting director Jochen Schneider. “In Almelo, he has a great probability of playing.”

S04 prefer 19-year-old striker Matthew Hoppe – who has scored five Bundesliga goals in seven games – to Kutucu and have also announced the signing of 37-year-old striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on a six-month contract.

Kutucu made his Schalke debut in December 2018 and has played 52 games in all competitions for the Royal Blues, scoring six and creating four.

The 20-year-old will play under German head coach Frank Wormuth at Heracles Almelo.

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