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After more than 13 years: Naldo leaves the Bundesliga

Defensive player Naldo leaves the Bundesliga after more than thirteen years. The Brazilian changes from FC Schalke 04 to AS Monaco with immediate effect. The royal flowers had extended the contract with the 36-year-old until 2020 last October.

“We did not find it easy to agree to this transfer, as Naldo had a large share of the successes of FC Schalke 04, especially those of last season”, Schalke s Sports Board Christian Heidel explained the transfer on the club page on Thursday.

The club agreed to the deal “because of these merits”, Naldo “wanted to change again in his active career”. Heidel underlined: “Naldo has been an asset to our club over the past two and a half years: Sporty as head of defense, team player and goalkeeper. As a great guy with a big heart, as it rarely happens, not only in football.”

Naldo gets a contract with AS Monaco up to 2020, according to media reports, the proceeds should be 1,2 million euros.

In the current season the 1, 98-metre-long defender after a series of defeats to start, however, his main place, Coach Domenico Tedesco only awarded seven league bets to his most important player from the season of the vice-champion.

S04-Derbyhero Naldo: “Very hard decision to make”

“I will always remember my two and a half years at Schalke with many great moments. I have closed the club and the fans in my heart forever,”said Naldo:”I have had a very difficult decision, but I am so ambitious and still feel fit to take on a new big challenge in a big league again.”

In the last season of the game the long-standing Bremer had the legendary 4:4:4 at Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season, he was a Derby hero. Naldo won the DFB Cup in more than thirteen years for Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg and Schalke in 497 and won the DFB Cup twice. In the summer, the boys already sold Klubidol and 2014th World Champion Benedict Howedes to the Russian master of locomotive Moscow. In addition, the Gelsenkirchen had Thilo Kehrer draw a hopeful player for 37 million euros to the French master Paris Saint-Germain.