Bundesliga relegated Schalke 04 has strengthened itself with scorer Simon Terodde from the second division Hamburger SV. S04 announced this on Sunday. The contract of the 33-year-old center forward, who scored 21 goals for the Hanseatic League in the 2nd division this season, expires on June 30th.
The veteran receives a one-year contract plus an option for another year with the Royal Blues. “We are very happy that we have succeeded in signing Simon Terodde,” said Schalke’s sports director Peter Knäbel: “Simon will enrich our offensive game with his feeling for the dangerous area and his callousness at the end. He knows the 2nd division, has Proven over many years the right mentality and attitude to be successful there. That makes Simon a central component of our new team. “
Most recently, Knäbel had indicated that he might want to extend with the returnees Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Sead Kolasinac. Schalke had already made Danny Latza’s return from FSV Mainz 05 perfect.
Terodde’s successor at HSV should be loud picture Serdar Dursun from Darmstadt 98, who had met as often as Terodde in this second division season.