Breel Embolo joins Borussia Mönchengladbach from Schalke
Borussia Mönchengladbach have bolstered their attack by signing Switzerland forward Breel Embolo from Schalke on a four-year deal.
Embolo, who can play out wide or through the middle, has endured an injury-ravaged three seasons with Schalke following his arrival from Basel in 2016, but his return of 10 goals and two assists in 48 games – 28 of them starts – remains respectable, nonetheless.
Arguably the best of those 10 Bundesliga strikes came for Schalke against Gladbach last season. The Foals ran out 2-1 winners on Matchday 3, but Embolo’s consolation goal no doubt came to mind when they went looking for attacking reinforcements this summer.
"We've known Breel Embolo for a number of years and continued to track him during his time at Schalke," said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl. "He's had a lot of misfortune with injuries in recent years and obviously we had to take a really close look at his physical condition.
"We're in no doubt we can offer him a fresh start and that he'll bring us a lot of joy. He's quick, strong and a goal threat - and is a great fit for our squad."
Watch: Embolo's stunner against Gladbach (from 01:37)
A three-time Swiss Super League champion with 32 senior international caps to his name, Embolo has already achieved a lot at the tender age of 22, and Gladbach are hopeful that, free of injury, he can build on his promise at the Borussia-Park.
Embolo becomes the third new player to join up with the Gladbach first-team squad this summer, following the signings of right-back Stefan Lainer from Red Bull Salzburg and goalkeeper Max Grün from Darmstadt.
"I've only heard positives about Gladbach from my teammates in the national team," Embolo said. "I'm delighted to have the chance to play for the club."
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