The 21-year-old has made his loan deal in Germany permanent.
Former Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic has joined Schalke on a permanent deal, following a successful loan spell, signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga outfit.
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The Serbian international joined Roberto Di Matteo’s side in January for the remainder of the season, but the Royal Blues have been impressed by his performances, and activated a buyout-clause to secure his services permanently, with the youngster quick to sign the four-year deal.
The official Schalke Twitter account posted this on Wednesday morning:
— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) March 11, 2015
The defender is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: “I am proud and happy to remain.”
Nastasic started in Tuesday night’s 4-3 victory over Real Madrid, with his team narrowly missing out on a place in the Champions League quarter-finals after losing 5-4 on aggregate.