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Published: 10:51 | 31/7/16

Schalke 'beat' Man Utd to Embolo signing


A director from Schalke has claimed his club beat Manchester United to the signing of promising striker Breel Embolo last month.

After the Switzerland international joined the Bundesliga outfit from Basel in June, a video released by the Germans poked fun at Utd for being beaten to the 20-year-old's signature and Christian Heidel has confirmed how quickly his side had to move to capture Embolo.

“There are a number of reasons why we signed Embolo,” Heidel said.

“First and foremost there are sporting reasons. It’s nothing new that he is a great player. There is a reason why Mourinho desperately wanted to sign him for Manchester United.

“When we realised there was a possibility that we could miss out on signing him due to other clubs’ interest, we had to move fast.

“President Clemens Tonnies happily made his plane available. We flew out to Montpellier at 1300 CET and returned five hours later. We had wrapped up the deal in that short period.”

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