The future of Huntelaar in dark clouds

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Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has confirmed he will leave Schalke at the end of the season, but ruled out a move to “the desert or China”. Huntelaar has had a dissapointing season at the Veltins-Arena this season, having registered only five starts this season, as he has slipped down the pecking order. The 33-year-old’s frustrating season has led to him seeking a move away from the Bundesliga club, with reports linking him to former club Ajax.

“I am not satisfied with the way things are going at Schalke right now. I have an expiring contract, so this is my last year here”, Huntelaar told De Telegraaf.
He added: “My next move will be a gut decision. I really like playing football, but I have four kids and there are so many fun things to do. I am still motivated and I know I can still deliver at the highest level. We will see what happens, what kind of offers come in and then I will make a decision. There is a good chance I will continue to live in Netherlands. I am not moving to some club in the desert, China or Turkey.”