Schalke have agreed a deal to sign Mainz forward Adam Szalai, sporting director Horst Heldt has announced.
Szalai, who joined Mainz from Real Madrid in 2010 following a successful loan spell at the Coface Arena, is poised to move to boost Schalke’s forward line as they aim to try and challenge Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga.
Hungary international Szalai will become the club’s third signing of the off-season after Felipe Santana moved from Dortmund and Christian Clemens agreed to join from Cologne.
“We have agreed with Mainz 05 on the transfer of Szalai,” Heldt said on the club’s Twitter account.
“We are currently exchanging contracts and are waiting for the medical check.”
Szalai made 33 appearances in all competitions for Mainz last season, scoring 15 goals.