Schalke signs Germany midfielder Sebastian Rudy from Bayern
The Gelsenkirchen-based club says the 28-year-old Rudy is getting a four-year deal to 2022 and will wear the No. 13 jersey for coach Domenico Tedesco’s team.
Tedesco says, “We’re getting a very intelligent and technical player in the squad who has already proved his capability internationally.”
Rudy, who made 35 competitive appearances for Bayern after joining on a free transfer from Hoffenheim last year, found his opportunities limited under new coach Niko Kovac this season. He was again left out of the squad for Bayern’s league-opener against Hoffenheim on Friday.
Kicker magazine reported Schalke was paying 16 million euros ($18.7 million) to Bayern.
Rudy has made 26 appearances for Germany. He captured national coach Joachim Loew’s attention while he was at Hoffenheim, where he made 212 appearances after joining from Stuttgart in 2008.