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Szalai is latest Schalke addition

Published: Thursday 27 June 2013, 12.59CET
FC Schalke 04 have continued to strengthen for the UEFA Champions League play-off round with the addition of Hungary striker Ádám Szalai from 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Szalai is latest Schalke addition
Ádám Szalai celebrating one of his 13 league goals last season ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Thursday 27 June 2013, 12.59CET

Szalai is latest Schalke addition

FC Schalke 04 have continued to strengthen for the UEFA Champions League play-off round with the addition of Hungary striker Ádám Szalai from 1. FSV Mainz 05.

FC Schalke 04 have continued to strengthen for the UEFA Champions League play-off round with the addition of striker Ádám Szalai from 1. FSV Mainz 05.

The Hungary forward, 25, has signed a four-year contract after moving for an €8.5m fee. A VfB Stuttgart product, Szalai was with Real Madrid CF's reserves until his 2010 switch to Mainz, and scored 13 Bundesliga goals last season.

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt, who has already overseen the arrivals of Felipe Santana and Christian Clemens, said "Ádám has a strong mentality, is tenacious, ambitious and converts a good number of his chances.

"We didn't have good enough cover for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar when he was injured last season. Szalai brings us a step closer to changing that. Squad competition is important."

Last updated: 27/06/13 13.00CET

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