Thursday January 4 2018
Official: Schalke loan Pjaca

Schalke have completed the signing of Juventus winger Marko Pjaca on loan until the end of the season.

A statement on Schalke’s official website confirms Pjaca has arrived on a dry loan, without an option to buy, after passing a medical on Thursday.

“We’re glad that Marko has chosen us because several clubs were interested in him,” said Coach Domenico Tedesco.

“He brings more quality to our team. Marko can be used in a variety of positions. He can play right or left and in attack. He’s also robust and quick.

Sporting director Christian Heidel added: “Marko really wanted to join us. We’re certain that he’ll help us immediately.”

Juve paid €23m for the Croatian last year, but injuries have limited him to just 20 appearances for the Bianconeri.

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old has recovered from a knee problem and will step up his recovery in Germany.