Berlin, June 30 (IANS) TFC Schalke 04 completed the transfer of defender Pablo Insua from Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna, both clubs announced. Also Read - German Prince Sells 135-Room Ancestral Castle For Just Rs 87, Father Drags Him to Court | See Pics

Schalke reinforced their defence with the signing of centre-back Pablo Insua on Thursday, who penned a four-year deal to stay with the “Knappen” until June 2021, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - Jerome Boateng Leaves Bayern Squad as Ex-Girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt Found Dead a Week After Breakup

“Pablo Insua is a tactically well-trained player. He can move the ball quickly and has a good anticipation. In addition, he is a clean tackler,” Schalke’s head coach Domenico Tedesco said. Also Read - MOB vs DOR Dream11 Team Tips And Predictions, Bundesliga: Football Prediction Tips For Today’s Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund on January 23, Saturday

The new arrival is a home-grown talent from Deportivo La Coruna’s youth. Insua made his first-team debut against Athletic Bilbao on November 2012. In summer 2015, Insua was loaned to second division side CD Leganes where he played until lately.

“This is a big step in my career. Schalke is a great club and well known in Europe. I am looking forward to the upcoming tasks,” Insua said.

The 23-year-old centre-back, who made overall 130 appearances and provided five goals across Spain’s top two divisions, received jersey number 3.

Schalke completed the last season in the 10th place. They will kick-off their Bundesliga campaign 2017-2018 on home soil against runner up Leipzig on August 19.

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