Important decision, strong signal: Pozdogan and Royal Blue renew their contract in advance to 2024! The midfielder's original contract is valid until 2022.
"Pozdogan is among the best midfielders in the Bundesliga. He did not hesitate to renew his contract with Schalke 04, which bodes well for the club," said Schneider, head of sports and media. "Pozdogan is an important part of our current lineup."
But for the German U20 international, making this decision is not difficult. "Schalke gave me the opportunity to become a professional player from a youth player. I am very grateful to the Schalke Youth Academy, which taught me everything needed to become a professional player during the U19 period. So that our fans can get to watch again. For the fun of our team, I will try my best to play successful football again."
Head coach Baum was also very excited when he heard the news of the contract extension: "Before joining Schalke, I knew Pozdogan during the German youth team. He is a true technical expert and has a great knowledge of the game. Jia understands that he is always looking for scoring opportunities. On this path, he is diligent, motivated, and constantly moving forward."
In the summer of 2019, Pozdogan moved from Cologne to Schalke 04. In the U19 led by Elgert, he played 13 games as the captain (3 goals and 3 assists). Unfortunately, the season was interrupted by the epidemic. His Bundesliga debut was staged on the 31st match day of last season, with Royal Blue drew 1-1 with Leverkusen. At present, the Cologne-born player has played in 4 Bundesliga games.