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Lyon´s loss is Schalke´s gain

Schalke have completed the signing of Lyon winger Michel Bastos on loan for the rest of the season.

“We are very happy that Michel Bastos has signed for us,” Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt told the club’s website.

“He is an experienced international player who has special abilities and can help us immediately. He is also eligible to play in the Champions League.”

Bastos has featured 12 times in Ligue 1 this season, scoring five goals in the process.

Lyon go to Corsica to play Ajaccio this weekend level on points at the top of Ligue 1 with leaders PSG.

But in Bastos, they’ve lost one of their more influential players, says Serbian defender Milan Bisevac.

“We understand, but such is life. We’ve lost a great player, a man who’s always been important in the changing room and on the pitch. He’s a very nice guy. We’re feeling sad but we’re wishing him the best of luck at Schalke,” Bisevac said.

Thu 31 Jan, 2013
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