Schalke completes loan signing of Morocco’s Younes Belhanda

January 6, 2016 GMT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke has signed Morocco international Younes Belhanda on loan for the rest of the season from Ukrainian champion Dynamo Kiev.

The Bundesliga side says the 25-year-old Belhanda passed a medical examination on Wednesday after joining the rest of the squad at its winter training camp in Orlando, Florida, the day before.

Schalke coach Andre Breitenreiter says, “Younes can play an attacking role in central midfield as well as out on the wing. He’s quick, dynamic, and has a good scoring and assisting record.”

The French-born Belhanda made his breakthrough with 29 goals in 144 league games for Montpellier before switching to Dynamo in 2013. He scored 11 goals in 72 league games for the Ukrainian side.


Belhanda has three goals in 33 games for Morocco.