Schalke wants to go on longer with Huntelaar: ‘Big class what he shows up’

Schalke 04 hopes to keep Klaas-Jan Huntelaar one more season, regardless of whether Die Königsblauen is in the Bundesliga. Board member Peter Knäbel confirmed that.
The 37-year-old striker has a contract until the summer in Gelsenkirchen and he indicated earlier to quit after this season. BILD reported earlier this month that Schalke wants to persuade him to postpone his pension, after which the 76-fold Orange-International opened the door a crack. I made the statements about the end of my career at Ajax, in my head I am in the current situation. You dont know, of course, he said to Kicker.
Knäbel now recognizes that Schalke wants to go on with the routine longer. What is certain is that we will have a conversation together, he says to the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. What Klaas-Jan shows as a footballer and as a personality is of great class. He also has a very positive influence on other players. We want to continue with him, whether it is feasible depends on many things.
Huntelaar switched from Ajax to Schalke 04 in January, where he played between 2010 and 2017. As a result of injuries, the striker so far only came into action four times, during which he scored once. For Schalke, it is almost impossible to avert degradation.