Striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has rejoined his former club Schalke 04 after Ajax agreed to terminate his contract.
Huntelaar left Schalke 04 in 2017 and signed for Netherlands side Ajax Amsterdam. The striker now returns to the Bundesliga side signing a contract that will keep him at Schalke 04 until the end of the current season.
"The “Hunter” is back auf Schalke! After leaving the club for Ajax Amsterdam back in 2017, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has rejoined FC Schalke 04," a statement from the club read.
"The Dutch striker signed a contract until the end of the season on Tuesday (19/1) and he will wear the number 21. Both clubs agreed to keep the details of the deal undisclosed."
Speaking after Huntelaar's return, the Head of Sport and Communication Jochen Schneider said, "There are two main reasons to signing Klaas-Jan. His sporting qualities are undisputed, which he showed once again last week with a brace. His personality, experience and connection with FC Schalke 04 are also equally important. He has shown his desire to help us secure safety by returning to the club."
"I would therefore like to thank Ajax for their cooperation during these talks," he added.