According to Kicker, Schalke 04 are interested in the services of Royal Antwerp forward Michael Frey.
Due to Sebastian Polter’s serious knee injury, the royal blues are in need of a replacement as they look to survive relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. As per the report, it sounds like Frey fits the bill.
The 28-year-old has previous experience in Germany and is known for his time with FC Nürnberg where he scored four goals in 29 appearances. In Belgium, Frey has been finding the net on more occasions. In 14 games, the forward has scored an impressive 7 times.
Schalke are hoping that the sale of Florent Mollet to Nantes for €1.5m could cruise enough funds for a loan move for Frey.
Schalke are currently bottom of the Bundesliga and five points off safety. In truth, the likelihood of the royal blues avoiding the drop is slim. The club needs to strengthen in several positions but simply doesn’t have the finical backing to do so in the January transfer window.
With over €180m worth of debt already, the danger of Schalke spending more and still failing to stay up could have serious consequences. If such a situation were to occur, it could jeopardise Schalke from obtaining a license for the 2. Bundesliga.
GGFN | Jamie Allen