Holger Badstuber: Manchester City target joins Schalke on loan from Bayern Munich

Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber has started one game and made two substitute appearances this season

Schalke have signed Manchester City target Holger Badstuber on loan from Bayern Munich for six months.

The 27-year-old centre-back has had a string of bad injuries and has only played 18 out of 135 Bundesliga games over the past four years.

City boss Pep Guardiola, his manager at Bayern, had confirmed his interest in the Germany international.

Badstuber, who has spent his entire career at Bayern, is out of contract at the end of the season.

"I'm thankful Bayern have complied with my request," he said.

"I'd like to get some much-needed match practice at Schalke and I'm looking forward to my time in Gelsenkirchen."

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