Schalke Completes The Permanent Transfer Of Nastasic

Schalke 04 have completed the signing of Manchester City defender, Matija Nastasic on a permanent basis.

The German club confirmed on Wednesday it has triggered the transfer clause on the contract of the 21-year-old, who has been on loan at the Veltins-Arena since January, in a deal which will keep him in Gelsenkirchen until 2019.

“I am proud and happy that I remain at Schalke,” the centre-back told schalke04.de.

Schalke 04 Triggers the Transfer Clause on Matija Nastasic's Contract. Image: Getty.
Schalke 04 Triggers the Transfer Clause on Matija Nastasic’s Contract. Image: Getty.

“The team did very well taking me from day one, I was immediately a part of the team. In the future I would like to help us to achieve our goals as a team.”

Nastasic, a product of Partizan Belgrade’s academy, joined Man City for a reported £12m in 2012 and was named young player of the year at the Etihad in his first year.

His second season was blighted by a knee injury, but he succeeded in making a total of 51 appearances and claimed a Premier League’s winner’s medal last season.

Having impressed in nine appearances for the Royal Blues, the club have decided to tie him down for further four years.

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