Champions League hopefuls Schalke have completed the transfer of Ghanaian international Hans Sarpei from Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee. The full-back has signed a two-year deal with the Koenigsblauen.
Schalke coach Felix Magath was eager to add some more depth to his squad and has now gotten the defensive reinforcements he had asked for.
"We've all seen that we have some talented players on both full-back position, but I'm not sure yet whether they're ready to make an impact just yet. We needed someone to fill in the boots of Rafinha and that's why we've signed Sarpei. He can play at both full-back positions and is likely to break into the starting XI," said Magath on the Schalke website.
Sarpei previously wore the jerseys of Fortuna Koeln, Duisburg and Wolfsburg during his time in Germany. The 34-year-old revealed that he was proud to have joined Schalke.
"I'm extremely glad that Felix Magath offers me the chance to play at a big club like Schalke. I'm very proud to be part of a traditional club such as Schalke. I'm keen to help the team to success this season," said Sarpei.