Bastos leaves Lyon for Schalke

Lyon have sent Brazil international Michel Bastos to German side Schalke on an 18-month loan deal.

Last Updated: 31/01/13 at 19:05 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Indian Super League: Alessandro Del Piero to play for Delhi Dynamos franchise

Post comment

Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi Dynamos and will take up an ambassadorial role in the Indian Super League

Transfer news: Leicester sign Esteban Cambiasso on one-year contract

Post comment

Leicester have signed Argentina international midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on a one-year contract.

All Articles

Bastos: Moves to Germany on a loan deal

Bastos: Moves to Germany on a loan deal

Lyon have sent Brazil international Michel Bastos to Schalke on an 18-month loan.

The 29-year-old left-sided player, who can play as a wing-back or in a more advanced midfield role, has been a familiar figure in the Lyon squad this season without nailing down a regular starting role.

He has managed five league goals in the current campaign, despite starting just seven games, but the move to Schalke had been in the offing and Lyon today confirmed it had been finalised.

The French club said in a statement on their website: "The talented left-footed Brazilian Michel Bastos has been loan to Schalke for 18 months."

Schalke will have the option at the end of the loan deal to buy Bastos from Lyon, who stand second in the Ligue 1 table.

Lyon's decision to offload Bastos comes as part of a policy to reduce their wage bill and give young players a chance to come through.

Lyon also expected Jimmy Briand to join Monaco on loan today but the deal fell through when personal terms proved a stumbling block.


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


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Indian Super League: Alessandro Del Piero to play for Delhi Dynamos franchise

Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi Dynamos and will take up an ambassadorial role in the Indian Super League

Transfer news: West Brom closing on deal for winger Sebastian Blanco

West Brom are close to agreeing a deal to sign winger Sebastián Blanco, according to Sky sources.

Women's football: Wolfsburg captain Nadine Kessler named Best Women’s Player in Europe

Wolfsburg captain Nadine Kessler has been named Best Women’s Player in Europe at an awards ceremony in Monaco

Mail Box

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property