Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Confirms Schalke Exit, Prefers To Have Drawn Manchester United In Europa League Quarter-finals

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Veteran Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar says he is leaving Bundesliga club Schalke at the end of the season.

“Things aren’t going the way I would want them to at Schalke,” Huntelaar told Dutch newspaper Telegraaf. “So this is my last year at Schalke.”

33-year old Huntelaar has been at Schalke since 2010, scoring 84 goals in 163 Bundesliga appearances.

Reports have linked him with a return to Ajax, who Schalke play in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar also admitted that his club would have liked to face a team such as Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-finals, but the Dutchman is not taking Ajax lightly.

The former Real Madrid hitman told Dutch daily De Telegraaf: “I understand people at Schalke would have preferred a better draw against Manchester United or Lyon.

“But I will never speak too soon.

“We have to tackle [Ajax] first.”

Schalke could get their wish in the semi-finals if they beat Ajax as Manchester United are odds on favourites to beat Anderlecht in the quarter-finals too.
 

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