KENYA BROWN - Friday, August 11, 2017
Haji Wright will continue his development away from Schalke as it was announced on Friday that the team will send the forward on loan to 2. Bundesliga team SV Sandhausen.
The 19-year-old will spend the season with the team and link up with fellow American Andrew Wooten.
Schalke rate the young forward highly and believe a move to another team for the season instead of playing with Schalke's reserve team, will give a great of boosting his development.
"Haji is on a very good path. What he needs most now is game time in professional football, and he can do that at Sandhausen now," said Schalke sporting executive Christian Heidel on the team's website.
The California native has been impressive during his time with Schalke's youth team as he went on to score 15 goals and provide 12 assists last season for the Under-19 team. This earned him a promotion to the first team as he sat on the bench for their game against Ingolstadt in May.
With a chance to impress at the professional level now, Wright is now ready to hit the ground running with his new team.
"I am very pleased with my contract with SV Sandhausen. I want to achieve a lot here, score many goals and play a successful season with the SVS," said Wright in a statement on Sandhausen's official website.
Wright will have his first opportunity to play Sandhausen when they take on Schweinfurt on Saturday in the first round of the German Cup.