Gelsenkirchen. Timo Becker has no future at Schalke. The defender is now in talks with another club about a possible move. The ways of Timo Becker and the second division football club FC Schalke 04 will apparently part ways this winter. The 24-year-old defensive player will talk to another club about a change on Saturday, explained coach Dimitrios Grammozis at the press conference before the first home game of the new year against Holstein Kiel (Sunday, 1:30 p.m. / Sky). Becker recently trained again with the Schalke professionals instead of the U23s, but “Timo knows exactly what his situation is,” said Grammozis. “He’s a bit behind at the moment.” The coach hopes that a change of scenery will do the native of Herten good. “In the past you have often seen examples where things didn’t work out so well in the home club, but then a switch was flipped. You get out of your oasis of well-being a little.”
Timo Becker recently without a chance at Schalke
While Becker was still a regular in the Bundesliga under Grammozis in the second half of last season, the 24-year-old has hardly had any playing time since the summer. He only played five times in the 2nd Bundesliga – he was never in the starting line-up. A situation that is unsatisfactory for both Becker and Schalke. Currently in a difficult position at Schalke: Timo Becker. Photo: RHR-Foto At the beginning of the preparation, after a few appearances in the regional league team, he got another chance to show himself to the pros – but apparently he couldn’t convince coach Grammozis in the long term.
Timo Becker in central defense with a lot of competition from Schalke
It is particularly difficult for Timo Becker because the competition in the center of defense is fierce. In the first half of the season, Ko Itakura, Marcin Kaminski and Malick Thiaw were seeded in the back three. With the Norwegian international Marius Lode, another promising player has now been signed for central defence.
Becker has played 39 competitive games for the Schalke pros so far. His contract with the Royal Blues runs until 2023. More articles from this category can be found here: Schalke 04
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