Huntelaar shuns Liverpool to sign new Schalke deal

The striker took to his personal Twitter and Facebook accounts to break the news to his followers, drawing to an end speculation linking him with a move away from Germany
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has announced he has signed a new contract with Schalke until June 2015.

The 29-year-old's future had been shrouded in doubt recently, and had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers attempted to reunite the Dutchman with former Ajax team-mate Luis Suarez.

However, the Netherlands international has revealed he has put pen-to-paper on fresh terms to keep him at Veltins-Arena for another three years.

Huntelaar broke the news via his personal Twitter account, telling his followers: "I'm very happy to share this great news with you.. I've signed a new contract with @s04 until 2015..!!"

He then added on his Facebook page: "I want to thank all the Schalke fans for their patience over the past period. From the beginning I’ve had a good feeling with the club and the fans.

"I believe that we can achieve beautiful things in the Bundesliga and Champions League. I'm proud that I can be part of this beautiful club."

Club general manager Horst Heldt added his delight that the striker's future had finally been put to rest.

"Together with Klaas-Jan, we had originally targetted next month to enter the crucial stage of talks," he told the club's official website. "The exchange on the subject [of the contract] in the past few months never completely broke down.

"Above all, I am pleased that Klaas-Jan is now a clear signal for the entire club for the second half of the season."