Younes Belhanda

DONE DEAL: Schalke sign Belhanda on loan

Published On 07/01/2016 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Best of the Rest, Bundesliga, Europe, Latest News, Maghreb, Top Stories, Transfers

Bundesliga side Schalke 04 have completed the signing of Morocco international Younes Belhanda on loan for the rest of the season from Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kiev.

The Bundesliga side announced that the 25-year-old Belhanda passed a medical examination on Wednesday after joining the rest of the squad at its winter training camp in Orlando, Florida, the day before.

Schalke coach Andre Breitenreiter says, “Younes can play an attacking role in central midfield as well as out on the wing. He’s quick, dynamic, and has a good scoring and assisting record.”

The French-born Belhanda made his breakthrough with 29 goals in 144 league games for Montpellier before moving to the Ukraine capital with Dynamo in 2013. He scored 11 goals in 72 league games for the Ukrainian side.

Belhanda has three goals in 33 games for Morocco for whom he made his debut in 2010. Before appearing for Morocco, Belhanda had turned out for France Under 20 on two occasions.

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