Matija Nastasic staying at Schalke

Good news for the Royal Blues: Schalke have activated the transfer clause with Nastasic and signed a deal to keep him in Gelsenkirchen until the 30th June 2019. The defender initially moved on loan from Manchester City at the start of 2015.

"I am proud and happy to remain at Schalke," said the 21-year-old, who has not missed a minute of Bundesliga or Champions League action for Schalke since his arrival.

"From day one, I was immediately a part of the team," enthused Nastasic. "I’d like to help the team achieve our goals in the future."

I am proud and happy to remain at Schalke.

Matija Nastasic

The central defender came through the Partizan Belgrade youth academy. He was sent out on loan to Serbian second-division side FK Teleoptik during the 2010/11 season and moved to Fiorentina a year later. At the end of August 2012, following 26 appearances (including 2 goals) in Serie A, he was signed by Manchester City.


Last season, Nastasic won both the Premier League title and the FA Cup with Manchester City. He has won 17 caps for Serbia.