Schalke's USA starlet Haji Wright will spend the 2017/18 campaign in the second tier with Sandhausen. - © gettyimages / TF-Images
Schalke's USA starlet Haji Wright will spend the 2017/18 campaign in the second tier with Sandhausen. - © gettyimages / TF-Images
Bundesliga

Schalke's American talent Haji Wright joins Sandhausen on loan

Schalke's USA youth international striker Haji Wright has joined Bundesliga 2 side Sandhausen on a season-long loan deal.

"I am delighted about my contract at SV Sandhausen," the 19-year-old forward enthused. "I want to achieve a lot here, score many goals and play a successful season with SVS."

Wright, who joined Schalke's academy from New York Cosmos in early 2016, spent last season playing for the Under-19s. He was promoted to the first team earlier this summer, and made a handful of appearances during pre-season, most notably scoring four times in a friendly win over SpVgg Erkenschwick.

"Haji is on a very good path," said sporting director Christian Heidel of the two-time USA U-19 international, who still has three years left on his current Schalke contract. "What he now needs most of all is game time. He has the opportunity to get that in Sandhausen. He will return to Schalke next summer and will continue his development with us."

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