As reported by Kicker, Schalke are unlikely to enter the transfer market to sign a replacement for Sebastian Polter, who is likely to miss the remainder of the season following a suspected cruciate ligament injury.
Club management, which includes Gerald Asamoah, want to “discuss internally” on how they shape their attack for the resumption of the Bundesliga. Although it can’t be ruled out that a replacement would be signed, it’s rather unlikely, per Kicker. S04 – bottom of the Bundesliga and five points adrift of safety – are in need of several replacements have have already signed Niklas Tauer and Jere Uronen in defence.
Kenan Karaman, who played as a forward for Fortuna Düsseldorf, could operate in attack for S04 but Polter’s injury also represents an excellent opportunity to use their infamous Knappenschmiede. Per the report, the Royal Blues could rely on Keke Topp (18), who has scored 15 in 14 games for S04 U19s this season.
As reported at the end of the year, S04 will remain cautious with their signings this January given their debt, which exceeds €180m.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder