Shkodran Mustafi terminates his deal with Arsenal in order to sign a six-month deal with Schalke Bundesliga club pays compensation fee; Mustafi replaces Ozan Kabak, who was loaned to Liverpool on a due date deal, with an option to buy

Mustafi terminated his contract at the Emirates Stadium and signed a six-month contract with Schalke, whereby the Gunners had to be paid a small compensation fee

The 28-year-old was eager to return to Germany after falling out of favor this season under coach Mikel Arteta He only played nine games, three of which were in the Premier League

“Musti has been a key player for us for a long time,” said Gunners boss Mikel Arteta

“He played a very important role in my first season as a manager and I would like to thank him for his professionalism and for being always ready when asked”Everyone at Arsenal wishes Musti all the best at Schalke”

Mustafi, a world champion with Germany in 2014, signed a £ 35 million deal with Arsenal in Valencia in 2016

During his four and a half year stay in the Emirates, he won the FA Cup twice and helped the Gunners to the final of the Europa League in 2019

Schalke needed a replacement for Ozan Kabak, who sealed a move to Liverpool after a deal was agreed on the deadline

The Merseyside club, which has been fighting over a deal for the 20-year-old, is paying £ 1m initially and rising to £ 15m in potential add-ons to loan the defender out

Liverpool has the opportunity to hire him in the summer for an entry fee of 18 million GBP to buy which may be at 26 million GBP rises5m with add-ons depending on his appearances for the club as well as their performance in the Champions League

“We are convinced that with Shkodran Mustafi we have been able to sign a very good central defender who will fill the sporting void that Ozan will undoubtedly leave behind,” said Jochen Schneider, Schalke’s sporting director

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