Franco Di Santo had a prolific season with Werder Bremen as he scored 13 goals in 26 appearances during his last season performing with the German club.
It was because of this impressive campaign that Schalke 04 opted to sign Franco Di Santo for a transfer fee of €6 million.
Unfortunately for Schalke 04, Franco Di Santo has not been able to replicate his performances and the Argentine player is being linked away with a move away from the club that he joined back on July of 2015.
The 27 year old forward is a on and off player as he consistently gets playing time with Schalke 04 but most of that playing time is as a substitute player as Franco Di Santo is mostly being used as a backup option more than anything else.
When Franco Di Santo joined Schalke 04 on July 25 of 2015, the Argentine attacker penned a 4 year contract with the Bundesliga club and even though his debut season with Schalke 04 has not been impressive, there is a chance that he continues with the club for another season, taking into consideration that his deal still continues rolling on for a few more years.
However, it does seem like the head coach of Schalke 04, Andre Breitenreiter has lost faith in Franco Di Santo and it’s why the Argentine player is being used mostly as a backup option instead of being a first team player.
When Franco Di Santo joined Schalke 04, he was a consistent starter for the club but he has dropped down in the pecking order of the club.
Stoke City, Sunderland and Werder Bremen are a few of the clubs of that have been linked with Franco Di Santo. During the last summer transfer window, Sunderland attempted to sign the Argentine attacker and it’s believed that they launched an offer in the region of €11 million but the Premier League club failed to secure his services and the other clubs have also shown interest in signing the 27 year old attacker who has been underperforming.