Sevilla winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has left Sevilla to join Schalke on loan, with an option to buy, for the 2016-17 season.
The 26-year-old had been linked with a move to the Premier League but has instead agreed a switch to the Bundesliga.
Konoplyanka featured for Ukraine at Euro 2016 but appeared out of favour under Sevilla’s new coach Jorge Sampaoli, who has succeeded triple-Europa League winner Unai Emery.
Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl said: “We are excited to have a prolific and fast midfielder who can be used on either flank.
“In addition, Yevhen Konoplyanka brings a lot of experience with him, since he is an international and his previous clubs featured regularly in Europe.”
— Yevhen Konoplyanka (@KONO_official) August 30, 2016
Konoplyanka added: “It’s great to be playing in such a club with such fans and such a stadium. I hope to help the club achieve its goals.”
In one season at Sevilla Konoplyanka played 54 games and scored nine goals, helping the club to the 2015-16 Europa League title.
Schalke continue to strengthen their squad following Leroy Sane’s departure to Manchester City, with Benjamin Stambouli from Paris Saint-Germain and former Basel striker Basel Embolo among their signings in the transfer window.
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