Haji Wright will have to wait until March to officially sign a deal with a European club, but the former New York Cosmos and U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team striker has found his future home.
A report from Metro states that Wright will join Bundesliga club Schalke this spring after previously training with the club last year. Just 17-years old, Wright cannot sign a professional contract in Europe until he turns 18 in March, but a deal has reportedly been struck between he and Schalke.
Formerly a member of the LA Galaxy academy, Wright signed with the Cosmos ahead of the 2015 NASL season. Wright featured prominently for Cosmos B last year, but made three first-team appearances and had an assist.
Internationally, Wright was a regular with the U-17s in the build-up to the World Cup in Chile and has recently featured for the U.S. U-18s.
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