DI SANTO'S 15TH MONTH AT SCHALKE 04

Schalke on 25th of July, 2015 signed Franco Di Santo from Bundesliga rivals, Werder Bremen after activating a release clause in the player's contract.

The former Chelsea player left Bremen on Saturday 25th in the morning and after passing through a medical examination, he was officially announced as a Schalke player in the evening, in time to link up with his new teammates for a three-day training camp from Sunday.

FRANCO DI SANTO MAINTAINS HIS FORM

The former Chelsea, Blackburn and Wigan player is currently in the best form of his career and in doing so has become a real fans’ favourite at Werder Bremen.
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The Argentine’s wonder strike away at Freiburg on Saturday, took his tally for the season to 12 Bundesliga strikes.

Franco Di Santo Confident of Second Season Improvement at Schalke

Franco di Santo has become sort of journeymen in recent years.

He has played for the likes of Werder Bremen, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, and Wigan in the last few years. A lot of promise was expected from the Argentine when he signed for Chelsea as a teenager. He has since joined many other clubs even on free transfers after being unable to find consistent form. Even in his first season at Schalke,di Santo was a major disappointment after scoring only two goals in 21 appearances. He finished last season with disappointing statistics of eight goals in 30 appearances.

Franco Di Santo And The Team Of Schalke

We have been reading a lot about Franco and his contributions to his present team, Schalke.

The team has been playing several matches and the last match they played in China saw Franco scoring well for the team. This happened when the team took part in a friendly match hosted by Guangzhou Evergrande.

SCHALKE LOSE TO CHINESE CHAMPIONS GUANGZHOU EVERGRANDE

German outfit Schalke lost to Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande in a friendly played in China.

They lost out on in a penalty shootout that ended 5-4 in favour of the hosts on Thursday in a second game at the Royal Blues' training camp.

Franco di Santo considered as a flop at Schalke

Franco di Santo considered as a flop at Schalke 04 and may be allowed to leave in the summer

When Schalke 04 signed Franco di Santo from Werder Bremen in 2015, they were hoping that they could get a prolific striker that will help them compete at the top of the Bundesliga. Indeed, the Argentina striker was quite prolific with Werder where he managed to score 14 goals in 27 appearances. This has prompted the Schalke 04 management to trigger his release clause which amounted to €6 million.

FRANCO DI SANTO SITS THROUGH THE DRAW OF SCHALKE 04 AND BORUSSIA DORTMUND

26-year old Franco Di Santo sat through the German Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund.

The Centre forward joined Schalke 04 from Werder Bremen in mid 2015 for a transfer fee of £4.5 million. He has failed to impress Coach Andre Breitenreiter this season, hence he has only played full 90 minutes this season in the German League.

Highlights Of FC Schalke 04 And Franco Di Santo’s Contribution To Win The League

The 2015/16 champions league has 7 rounds of matches left and all 18 teams of Bundesliga are putting in their best efforts to make this league the most challenging and exciting one in the history of Bundesliga competition.

But the question is how things will shape up once they reach the final stretch and their chances of achieving their targets.

Schalke beaten 3-0 in Ingolstadt

Schalke O4 again let their supporters down by failing to get a point in Ingolstadt. Instead, they were well-beaten by Ingolstadt 3-0 thus damaging their hopes of getting a Champions League qualification spot.

Franco di Santo made it to the provisional squad

Former Chelsea striker Franco di Santo made it to the provisional squad for the Argentina national team a few years ago.

It looked like the Argentine striker was thriving on the back of regular first-team football, which he did not get at Chelsea. After a number of moves in the last few years, he has ended up at Schalke. The German outfit have spent around € 6 million in order to secure his signature from the clutches of Werder Bremen. This appears to be a bad move on the part of Schalke and manager Andre Breitenreiter.

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