With Franco Di Santo, Schalke may well have hit the jackpot this summer - © © imago
With Franco Di Santo, Schalke may well have hit the jackpot this summer - © © imago

How Franco Di Santo will improve FC Schalke 04


Cologne - With the 2015/16 Bundesliga season just around the corner, we figured it prime time to take a closer look at some of the German top flight's most talked about summer signings.

What Schalke still need to work on

First up is Argentinian striker Franco Di Santo, who recently joined FC Schalke 04 from Bundesliga rivals SV Werder Bremen with a reputation for goals...

After a disappointing season by their standards, Schalke have some making up to do. Andre Breitenreiter will oversee the Royal Blues' regeneration project, ably assited by a handful of astute signings. If Schalke want to return UEFA Champions League football to the Veltins -Arena, however, it's going to take more than just a few new faces. Above all, die Knappen need to work hard on improving their performances on the road after ten of their 17 away games ended in defeat last season. In addition to that, they really need an injection of goals, which is exactly where Di Santo comes in.

Blossoming reputation

Di Santo is arguably the biggest name to join Schalke this summer. He is a centre forward who knows where the goal is. Despite missing eight games due to injury last season, Di Santo finished the campagn as Bremen's leading marksman with 13 goals in 26 appearances, earning him sixth spot on the league's top scorers' list for 2014/15.

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