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.