Man utd target Embolo receives offers to quit Schalke

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/04/2018

Manchester United target Breel Embolo received offers to quit Schalke in January but he never gave it a thought to leave Germany.

Embolo maintains that he feels comfortable in the club, despite a huge interest from Manchester United.

Manchester United offered Schalke €40m for the Switzerland international at the beginning of the season but the Premier League giants offer was turned down.

The forward joined Schalke from Basel in 2016 for a transfer fee of €25 million but suffered a fractured ankle in October in the same year that ruled him out for the rest of the season which affected his development.

Embolo played 20 games for the Bundesliga outfit this season

And, while Embolo also received proposals for a new start elsewhere in January, Embolo is certain he still has the backing of CEO Christian Heidel.

"Not once,"

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when asked if he considered leaving. "I have found a family club with Schalke, in which football is lived.

"When I was hurt I had so much support, was purposefully and gently re-introduced.

"Here at Schalke, it's also the person in their thinking, not just the footballer. This is sometimes even more important because it builds great trust.

"In the winter a few requests came. It's clear that clubs become alert when a young player does not play.

"I have always talked to Christian Heidel. For me, it was clear, when I felt good in the winter and saw myself on the right way, that there is only a plan 'A' with Schalke.

"Christian Heidel has always stressed that he does not want to sell me.

Up next for Schalke is the Ruhr derby with Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, a club Embolo was strongly linked with back in his Basel days, though he thinks the colours he wears in Gelsenkirchen suit him just fine.

"Let's put it this way; there were some other interested parties from the Bundesliga," Embolo said. "But at that point, I did not have the impression that I was ready for the Bundesliga.

"I wanted to stay in Basel, where I also finished my apprenticeship. And basically, I think that the royal blue colour is good for me," he told RevierSport.