FC Schalke 04 can book the next start for the coming season: midfielder Dries Wouters, on loan at KV Mechelen since January 2022 and whose contract in Gelsenkirchen dated back to 2024, moves to Belgian second division club Lommel SK and will be signed there until 2027.
The relegated Bundesliga player had already announced earlier this week that « an agreement is expected in the coming days. » Wouters had delivered a convincing performance in the second half of the season at the loan club Mechelen, according to the Belgian daily « Het Nieuwsblad » he was in an agreement with S04 a purchase option of 1.3 million euros had been integrated, which has not been exercised. The Royal Blues are also expected to collect a similar amount as part of the move to Lommel.
« The transfer is a sensible decision for all parties. I’m happy for Dries that he was rewarded with a contract for his good performances at the end of the season in Belgium, » said Schalke sporting director André Hechelmann. « We wish Dries all the best for his sporting and private future. »
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