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Schalke sign Deportivo La Coruna's Insua

IANS logoIANS 30-06-2017

Schalke reinforced their defence with the signing of centre-back Pablo Insua on Thursday, who penned a four-year deal to stay with the "Knappen" until June 2021, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Pablo Insua is a tactically well-trained player. He can move the ball quickly and has a good anticipation. In addition, he is a clean tackler," Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco said.

The new arrival is a home-grown talent from Deportivo La Coruna's youth. Insua made his first-team debut against Athletic Bilbao on November 2012. In summer 2015, Insua was loaned to second division side CD Leganes where he played until lately.

"This is a big step in my career. Schalke is a great club and well known in Europe. I am looking forward to the upcoming tasks," Insua said.

The 23-year-old centre-back, who made overall 130 appearances and provided five goals across Spain's top two divisions, received jersey number 3.

Schalke completed the last season in the 10th place. They will kick-off their Bundesliga campaign 2017-2018 on home soil against runner up Leipzig on August 19.

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