Barcelona target Cameroon midfielder Joel Matip
Schalke 04’s German-born Cameroonian midfielder Joel Matip has emerged as a surprise transfer target of Barcelona.
According to Spanish daily AS, the Catalans are interested in signing the 22-year-old enforcer who has a rich experience in the Bundesliga.
The midfield anchor sustained a slight injury during Schalke’s training tour in Qatar but insisted that it was nothing serious as was being speculated.
“I had a little trouble, but I can now get back and join the team in training,” he stated.
Matip was promoted to the Schalke senior team in 2009 and has featured 123 times for the Gelsenkirchen outfit, scoring 11 goals.