“It would do us incredibly good,” Schalke’s coach Christian Gross had recently declared: “If a player with the experience, this aura, this personality and these qualities would hang on to us again, it would be fantastic.”
Huntelaar had previously confirmed that Schalke had reported. “I have to think about it now,” he said. “I played six and a half years at Ajax and seven years at Schalke. They are two nice clubs.” It is like “as if you have to choose between two children”.