Ko Itakura has loved a fruitful mortgage spell at Schalke within the 2021/22 season, beginning each recreation within the Bundesliga 2 this time period.
The German facet sit fifth within the division at current, as issues have gone from dangerous to worse after a crushing relegation final marketing campaign. Nevertheless, the Japanese centre-back has been a uncommon ray of hope for his facet to this point.
Whereas the 25-year outdated is actually having fun with his soccer on the Veltins-Area, his future on the membership is out of his fingers.
As per a report by German outlet Sport Bild, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Schalke can solely maintain on to the Japanese worldwide in the event that they handle to safe promotion to the Bundesliga for subsequent season.
It’s additional reported that whereas a €4 million choice to purchase the in-form centre-half exists, it will possibly solely be exercised if the aforementioned situation is met by the fallen giants of German soccer.
Because of this, the 2 eventualities that would nicely happen if Schalke fail to get promoted embody both them having to renegotiate with Manchester Metropolis to maintain Itakura, or the participant’s guardian membership merely determine to promote for a much-improved price in the summertime than the stipulated €4 million.
The Yokohama-born defender’s inventory is at it is highest, particularly after following up his wonderful two-year mortgage spell at Groningen along with his heroics within the German second tier.
Whereas Manchester Metropolis will preserve a watch out for Schalke’s possibilities of promotion, there probably isn’t any circumstance the place they don’t emerge because the winners from a deal for Ko Itakura.
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