As soon as David Wagner was linked with the Schalke job, half the Huddersfield Town team were said to be of interest to the German.
Ok, maybe we exaggerate a little, but the links have been constant ever since and there’s been a belief in Germany that deals wouldn’t be so hard to do.
When a club is relegated to Bundesliga 2, their finances usually fall to pieces, yet the situation is quite different for those dropping to the Championship.
It’s a financial hit, of course, but parachute payments and the income received in England’s second division means that well run clubs won’t collapse.
Germany’s Kicker explain Christopher Schindler would be an expensive purchase for Schalke. He has a relegation clause but that stands at £20m, plus further bonuses.
The Bundesliga side are still hoping they may be able to get Schindler for less in negotiations, but feel it wouldn’t go below €10m.
Huddersfield Town will likely have their own ideas.