Amine Harit’s (25) loan move from Schalke to Marseille has been made permanent after the Moroccan attacker played his 15th game for the club against Lyon.
Harit is in his second year on loan at the Ligue 1 club. Having featured regularly for Jorge Sampaoli’s Marseille in his first year, he was brought back by Igor Tudor on deadline day of this summer window. It has now been revealed that he joined the club permanently in a €5m deal after he triggered the obligation clause in the contract. Harit’s Schalke career has therefore ended. He made over 100 appearances for the German side following his move from Nantes, scoring 12 goals in that time.
Schalke were keen to offload Harit because of his large salary, and confirming the sale, the club’s new sporting director Peter Knäbel said that he was relieved with the sale. “It’s good news. It’s good that he’s played the matches so quickly and that he’s shown he is a Champions League player. That takes away our worries and gives us a larger margin for maneuver. However, it doesn’t rain money for us,” Knäbel said. This season, Harit has scored once and provided three assists in 15 appearances for Marseille.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle