WALES worldwide Rabbi Matondo has vowed to assist Stoke Metropolis’s promotion push after becoming a member of the Potters on mortgage.
The 20-year-old turned Michael O’Neill’s first seize of the January switch window after agreeing to join from Bundesliga side FC Schalke 04 on mortgage till the tip of this season.
Rabbi Matondo has joined Stoke from Schalke on mortgage till the summer seasonCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Matondo, who has seven Wales caps, has featured 30 occasions within the German prime flight since making the swap from Manchester City in 2019.
Matondo stated: “I’m delighted to signal for Stoke City till the tip of the season and am wanting ahead to it. I’ve come right here to assist the lads in each potential approach I can.
“As an attacking participant, hopefully I can add some objectives and assists to try to assist the workforce make the promotion spots.”
Matondo is anticipated to make his debut in Saturday’s FA Cup conflict at house to Leicester Metropolis.
The previous Man Metropolis teen performed simply 3 times for Schalke this season.
And their new boss Christian Gross, who changed ex-Huddersfield man David Wagner final month, was glad to let Matondo go.
However a transfer to Stoke could not have been what Matondo was anticipating after being strongly linked with Manchester United in 2020.
His spectacular performances a yr in the past noticed him reportedly emerge as a goal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who noticed Matondo as a less expensive various to Borussia Dortmund’s £108m-rated Jadon Sancho.
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On the time, Matondo stated: “I’m concentrating on Schalke, I nonetheless have to realize my objectives right here.
“I’m simply concentrating on that and we simply see how issues go, however for now I’m simply targeted on Schalke.
“Hopefully I can get into the workforce and assist them climb up the desk.”