Schalke and Mallorca have agreed a deal for the permanent transfer of Matthew Hoppe.

The American striker signs a four-year deal with the La Liga side.

“The financial aspect of this offer meant that in our current situation, we had to accept,” explained the German club’s director of sport Rouven Schröder. “Matthew is a brilliant young player, but he would have found it tough to obtain the regular starting place in this team in the next few weeks that he wants. We wish him all the best for his personal and sporting future.”