Schalke have confirmed the signing of Dennis Aogo from Hamburg on a season-long loan.
The 26-year-old Germany international can operate in both defence and midfield.
Aogo joins a Schalke side who secured their progression to the UEFA Champions League group stage on Tuesday, and he stated his desire to feature in the prestigious competition.
“Schalke 04 is a great footballing challenge, especially considering their Champions League campaign,” he told the club’s official website.
“I will give it everything to help the team.”
The club’s sporting director, Horst Heldt, explained Aogo would prove a positive addition to Jens Keller’s squad.
“Dennis is a player who will certainly bring something to us with his versatility,” he said.
“With him in the squad we now have more options for the team.”
While Schalke have qualified for the group stages of the Champions League, Keller’s side have not won a game in the Bundesliga so far and sit in 15th place.