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‘I’m no longer part of Schalke 04 family’, Kabak bids farewell after joining Liverpool

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New Liverpool signing, Ozan Kabak has bid farewell to his parent club and their fans, Schalke 04, after completing a move to Liverpool.

The Premier League champions signed Kabak on a loan fee reported to be around £2.5 million with an option to buy in the summer.

Kabak, alongside fellow new signee, Den Davies from Preston, will be a coverup for depleted defence as Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip are likely to be ruled out of the season. Joe Gomez and Fabinho have also sustained injuries.

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“As of today, I am no longer part of the wonderful Schalke 04 family, a place I had the privilege to call ‘home’ for one and a half years,” Kabak said in a statement on Twitter.

“I have no doubt that Schalke 04 will soon reach the level of success this club deserves.”

The 20-year-old completed the deal in Germany and will travel to Merseyside later this week to meet his new teammates.

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Schalke have signed Shkodran Mustafi on a six-month contract as a replacement for Kabak. Mustafi’s contract was terminated by Arsenal earlier on Monday.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have loaned out Japanese midfielder, Takumi Minamino, to Southampton until the end of the season.

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