Harit is making way too much: the brilliant gambler leads Schalke to millions

Harit just makes way too much
The brilliant gambler leads Schalke to millions

Amine Harit returns to FC Schalke 04 – and inspires her new coach, Frank Kramer. He can make good use of a talented creative player. But he also knows that the 25-year-old is too expensive to maintain and should therefore be sold as soon as possible.

As Frank Kramer watches his footballer Amine Harit work, the new FC Schalke 04 coach is as happy as a little kid. “My heart beats when I see a footballer like this. It’s great that there is still such a street footballer. I am happy to be able to watch it. ” But this joy is the problem. Since the Moroccan should, no, he has to leave the traditional club. The reason is equally banal and bitter: the members of Gelsenkirchen simply cannot afford the quarterback’s salary. The midfielder is expected to earn around five million euros a year (gross) in Gelsenkirchen.

Moreover, the Schalke themselves do not know what they have in Harit. A tremendous talent, if it can still be said, of course for the 25-year-old, but also for the “player” whose gigantic fluctuations in form led the club and its numerous coaches to the brink of despair. Harit once played so well for the Royal Blues that even Ruhrpott’s great rival Borussia Dortmund was interested. But he also had games, weeks, months in which he hid. In which he did things his club hated. He was temporarily suspended for the 2020/21 Schalke horror season.

As the Gelsenkircheners painstakingly rose from the rubble of last season’s defeat, Harit was no longer part of the group. He was on loan to Olympique Marseille. And it found itself there again in reasonable form. It is said that the French were even interested in swapping a loan for a purchase. But now it seems to have cooled down. It is said that the club’s new coach favors other players. Galatasaray is different. Apparently, talks are underway with a major Turkish club, according to Sky. Gala is due to pay five million euros, but only wants to pay in installments for three years. Is Schalke enough? Recently, there has also been speculation about a trip to FC Porto. According to fussballtransfers.com, possible addresses are also Trabzonspor and the Spanish clubs FC Sevilla and FC Villarreal.

“Not bad when it occurs on the slope”

For now, another scenario seems possible. At least for Coach Kramer. Harit stays a little longer, plays for Schalke, increases his market value at best – and then gets sold shortly before the end of the transfer phase. The problem here: Harit is said to have anchored very high casseroles and point bonuses to his contract. So it is very complicated. Just not from the coach’s point of view. “Everyone knows the situation here – but until the case happens and goes away, we have to keep him in good shape. Economic conditions do not deteriorate when he is on the slope and performing. On the contrary,” Kramer just said “WAZ”.

Sports director Rouven Schröder reiterated during the camping that some players have to be handed over for a squad change this summer. The financial needs of Royal Blues are still great. “I am realist. We know what is possible – and we know what is not possible, ”emphasized Kramer in Austria. Despite all the fascination with the skills of a footballer who, shortly after leaving the World Cup in the summer of 2018, caused a fatal accident in his country, and then struggled with difficulty to return to professional football. At the start of the 2019/2020 season, he celebrated a furious comeback and charmed Schalke until early 2020, when the disaster began – for the Royal Blues and for the Moroccan.

Harit can give the team a lot

Harit hailed the birth of Alijah’s daughter in May and the support of Coach Wagner as reasons for the amazing change at the start of the season. “It gives me a lot of confidence. And when you have a baby, you have more responsibility. It changes the perspective. He also worked through a fatal road accident in his home country a year ago. “Now my mind is clear, focused and I work a lot. This is a prize. The haj didn’t last long, Harit built up, his team crashed.

How well Harit can do for his team he once proved at the training camp in Mittersill. In the test match against the league rival FC Augsburg (1-1) he was one of the most conspicuous players on his team and played for Sebastian Polter for an equalizer. Quite possibly it was the beginning of a brief hiatus for success. The first friendly matches of the promoted team will take place on July 31 at the DFB-Pokal in Bremer SV and on August 7 at 1. FC Köln before the start of the Bundesliga. Harit played his last game for Knappen on 22 May 2021, Schalke’s last game so far in the Bundesliga (0-1 against 1. FC Köln).

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