Fabian Giefer moves to Augsburg

Another departure from the Royal Blues: Fabian Giefer will play for FC Augsburg next season. The 27-year-old will move to the Bavarian club and has signed a four year deal until June 30 2021. The fee for the player will remain undisclosed and Giefer leaves with one year left on his current deal.

Giefer moved to Gelsenkirchen in 2014/15 from Fortuna Düsseldorf, playing a total of three games for Schalke (2 in the Bundesliga and one in the Europa League). He was then loaned out to English second division side Bristol City for half a season.

Fabian Giefer joins Dennis Aigo, Holger Badstuber (destination unknown), Klass Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal), Phil Neuman (Ingolstadt), Sascha Riether (unknown) and Timon Wellenreuther (Willem II) the eighth departure of this transfer window.