Manchester City defender Ko Itakura has undergone a medical examination with Schalke as he approaches a loan to the German club. according to Sky Deutschland…
Having suffered a relegation from the Bundesliga last season, Schalke are keen to earn their way back to the German top flight.
The Ruhr giants are facing financial difficulties but are looking to strengthen their team within their limited budget and have identified Itakura as an ideal target.
Schalke has entered into an agreement with Manchester City to sign an initial loan agreement with the defender, which also includes the option to make the move permanent for € 4 million.
The Japan national team player is now nearing the end of his move to Schalke as he underwent a medical examination at the club today.
After successfully completing the medical examination, Itakura will proceed with the execution of the loan contract with the 2nd team of the Bundesliga.
The center-back has a long-term lease at Dutch Groningen and will now trade at Schalke.
In addition to playing as a center-back, Itakura can also act as a defensive midfielder.