It had been announced, now it is official: Matthew Hoppe no longer plays for Schalke 04, but for RCD Mallorca, where he signed a contract for four years.

Matthew is a great boy, but would have been difficult in the coming weeks, as a start-up player to come to the operating times he presents himself personally, said sports director Rouven Schröder and at the same time highlighted the urgency of a change: The economic framework of the Offer was so that we had to accept it in our current financial situation.

Although the royal blue itself did not provide information on the transfer, after RCD Mallorca information, but you will receive a pedestal decline of 3.5 million euros plus performance-related bonus payments.

In 2019, Hoppe had come to Gelsenkirchen from the US and initially played in the U 19 and the Schalke Reserve in the Regionalliga West. In the descent season, the 20-year-old then came to the train to the professionals of Royal Blue. His balance: 22 Bundesliga missions, six hits and a template. In the new season, his perspective in Gelsenkirchen did not look so good, so you open at S04 to a transfer, as the RCD Mallorca already reported at the beginning of August. This was now realized.

Mallorca looks back on changeable years

In the future, Hoppe goes in La Liga on goals hunt. After 16 years in the highest Spanish playing class, Mallorca rose in the 2012/13 season and has experienced changeable times since then. In 2017/18, RCD was only third-class, but the march succeeded at the top. In the past season Mallorca played again in the second league, since this summer, the opponents are called Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

These are the summers in the 2nd league