Bastos wants Schalke stay

Michel Bastos says he would be glad if Bundesliga club Schalke sign him on a permanent deal from Lyon this summer.

Last Updated: 04/04/13 at 18:47 Post Comment

Michel Bastos: The striker is hopeful of signing for Schalke

Michel Bastos: The striker is hopeful of signing for Schalke

Brazil international Michel Bastos says he would be glad if Bundesliga club Schalke sign him on a permanent deal from his parent club Lyon this summer.

Bastos joined the Germans on an 18-month loan deal in January and has made an immediate impact by scoring three goals.

The Royal Blues could wait to retain his services on a permanent contract in July 2014, when the deal expires, but the 29-year-old is keen for a decision to made earlier.

He told German magazine Sport BILD weekly: "I would love to see Schalke buy me on a permanent deal. This is my top priority this summer.

"I like to play for clubs on a long-term basis when I move and this would certainly be a move I would like to make. I am feeling great being at this excellent club."

It is believed Schalke would need to pay £3.75 million to sign Bastos from Lyon this summer with his contract at the Stade de Gerland not running out until June 2015.

Meanwhile, Romanian international striker Ciprian Andrei Marica is hopeful of penning a new long-term contract with the Ruhr club which would keep him at the Veltins Arena beyond his current deal, which expires this summer.

The 27-year-old, who has netted two goals in ten top flight matches this campaign told Kicker-Sport magazine: "I am a player of Schalke and I like the club very much. I am dreaming of signing a new contract with the club because they are great and they play in a great league."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Italy 1-1 England: Andros Townsend equaliser keeps Roy Hodgson's side unbeaten this season

Substitute Andros Townsend rescued England's unbeaten post-World Cup record as his late goal in Turin earned a 1-1 draw.

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy step up Arsenal comebacks

Jack Wilshere scored as he stepped up his comeback from injury against a Brentford XI at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday.

England's Andros Townsend happy to silence critics with equaliser in Italy

Andros Townsend was delighted to repay Roy Hodgson's faith with the equalising goal as England drew in Italy on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company