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Kevin-Prince Boateng said the Bundesliga is the place to be after he joined Schalke from AC Milan.
The Ghana international has signed a four-year contract with the Royal Blues, joining for an undisclosed fee believed to be around 10million euros (£8.5m), and he is delighted to be back in Germany.
– New Schalke signing Kevin-Prince Boateng.
The Bundesliga is the best league in the world and the best players also belong there," said the 26-year-old.
I'm delighted to be back home.
Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes remains optimistic that the Bundesliga club can still qualify for the group stage of the Champions League despite a 1-1 draw with PAOK Thessaloniki Wednesday night.
– Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes
I presume that PAOK will play similar to how they played here.
They are going to bunker themselves in at the back and wait for a chance on the counter attack and hope to land a lucky punch.
We're going to have to prevent that while getting a goal ourselves.
Arsene Wenger looks on the verge of adding 27-year-old free agent forward Ciprian Marica to his squad, according to the Romanian's agent.
Giovani Becali said: "He is close to Arsenal, we’ll see this week. Marica is a very good striker, a Romanian national player who has great experience."
How about this for a cheeky assist from Schalke's Julian Draxler?
The German's clever touch set up Al Sadd striker Raul for Schalke's eighth during a 9-0 rout in Raul's testimonial match.
Raul scored twice, swapping teams at half-time to give German fans one last memory of him in a Schalke strip.
Julian Draxler has turned down a lucrative move away from Schalke, according to Germany's Bild newspaper.
– Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler
This is going to be the shortest season of my career, so far which is why I don't want to move elsewhere and have to settle in to new surroundings.
I'd rather play for Schalke in the Champions League and then fly out to Brazil for the World Cup with the national team.