Gerald Asamoah returns to Schalke

Schalke's Marco Hoeger is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Hoffenheim on March 30, 2013
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Former Germany international Gerald Asamoah rejoins Schalke on a free transfer.

Former Germany international Gerald Asamoah has rejoined Schalke 04 on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old, who spent 11 years with the club before joining St Pauli in 2010, was released by Greuther Furth earlier in the summer.

"We had a vacancy in the attack of our reserve team and Gerald could help us out there," Schalke's director of sport Horst Heldt told reporters at a press conference.

A number of German clubs had been linked with the midfielder this summer.

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