Schalke have confirmed the signing of German international Sidney Sam for a fee of €2.5 million.
Schalke have confirmed the deal on the club’s official website. The player has agreed a four-year contract and will join in the summer. Leverkusen tried to extend Sam’s contract which ran till the end of the 2014-15 season but the player is believed to have turned down the offer to sign an extension earlier this week.
“Sidney Sam has shown how much impetus he can offer in attack, and not just with his impressive performances this season,” said Horst Heldt, Schalke’s sporting director.
“He’s extremely versatile, very ambitious and wants to achieve big things with Schalke. We’re delighted he’s opted for Royal Blue,” he added.
The German attacking midfielder has come of age this season having scored 7 and assisted 5 goals in his 13 Bundesliga appearances for Bayer Leverkusen this season. He also earned his first international cap in May 2013 in a friendly against Ecuador and has gone on to represent Germany 5 times till date. His performances this season could see him claim a spot in Germany’s World Cup 2014 squad.