Luca Waldschmidt plays no role at VfL Wolfsburg under Niko Kovac. A loan should therefore be planned for the winter. Schalke 04 could play a role in this.

With just seven appearances, only four of them from the starting eleven, Luca Waldschmidt is much more of a permanent guest on the bench in Wolfsburg than a regular player. In the last few weeks he hasn’t played a single minute and didn’t even find himself in the squad for two league games.

So it’s not exactly surprising that VfL would like to loan the striker out in the winter. The Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung reports on this.

That should probably also be the aim of the 26-year-old. After all, his current role under Niko Kovac certainly does not live up to his claims. In the summer of last year he was committed for twelve million euros.

According to the report, Schalke is a potential buyer. However, there is no talk of a contact or an advanced interest (yet). Although the S04 doesn’t seem to have been mentioned just for name-dropping reasons, the topic doesn’t seem to be becoming more concrete either.

On the offensive, the climber would at least like to strengthen himself. Lending transactions in particular would be an option, as they are significantly less risky in financial terms than fixed commitments. Should Schalke actually get serious and want to loan Waldschmidt, Wolfsburg would most likely have to pay a large part of the salary.

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