Dodi Lukebakio has impressed enough during his season-long loan spell at Fortuna Düsseldorf that Schalke and RB Leipzig have shown interest in the winger.
Fortuna Düsseldorf are also keen on retaining the Watford owned player and the Belgian admitted “everything is possible” while discussing about the possibility of extending his stay with the Bundesliga side.
Bild in Germany now bring an update regarding Schalke potentially signing the 21-year-old and explain why the ‘transfer would make sense’.
David Wagner has been appointed as Schalke’s new coach and it’s believed Lukebakio would be the right fit because of age, pace and his form in the league [10 goals + 3 assists] this term.
Watford are demanding €20m to sanction his sale in the summer, which is why the operation is ‘financially difficult’ for Wagner’s new club and without European competition, they will have to raise funds by selling players from the current crop.
Bild explains the best option for Schalke would be to sign Lukebakio on a loan deal and incorporate a purchase option because they ‘need him’.
It looks certain the attacker will not be short of options in the summer.