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Transfer: To Raul's Lament, Ibrahimovic Pushes Huntelaar To Schalke

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In truth, it’s Marco Boriello that’s lamenting Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic acquisition, as Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was probably on his was to Germany before the Swede’s move back to Italy. Today, that move became official, with Schalke paying an eye-opening £10.5 million for a player who hasn’t made an since moving out of the Eredivisie.


Regardless, it’s a good fit for Felix Magath, whose team is off to a slow start in the Bundesliga. The Royal Blues lost Kevin Kuyani this summer, and the import of Raul doesn’t look like a viable replacement option. For his inability to make an impact in La Liga (Real Madrid) or the Serie A, this seems a good fit for Huntelaar.