Bundesliga News… American international leaves Schalke for Blackburn

By on January 15, 2011 - 44 views

American international midfielder Jermaine Jones has left Schalke on a temporary basis after agreeing a short-term loan-deal with Premier League club Blackburn Rovers until the summer, with a view to a permanent deal.

The 29-year-old, who represented Germany at youth level until changing his allegiance in 2009, was looking for a move away from the Bundelisga after falling out-of-favour with manager Felix Magath.

Speaking to German daily, Bild, Jones said: “The coach (Magath) doesn’t include me in his plans and that is difficult for any player.”

German-born Jones, who has three-and-half years left on his current deal with Schalke, has found it hard of late to force himself back in the team after missing all of last season with a muscle injury and his agent believes Jones will have no problem adjusting to English football.

“As a fighter, Jermaine Jones will fit perfectly into English football,” said Jones’ agent, Roger Wittmann.

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