After being promoted back to the Bundesliga, FC Schalke 04 have to deal with several financial problems. In addition to the upcoming installment payments from transfers in the past, there is now a risk of losing the current main sponsor.

Two financial problems: In all the euphoria about being promoted directly back to the Bundesliga, FC Schalke 04 are mixed with financial worries in preparation for the new season.

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Open installments are due: On the one hand, open installment payments for transfers and severance payments of around ten million euros are due, according to the reports “Bild” and “WAZ”. Among other things, this affects the obligations of Sebastian Rudy (32) anno 2018 from FC Bayern and Omar Mascarell (29) from Real Madrid in 2018.

Loss of main sponsor is imminent: In addition, the real estate group “Vivawest”, which only replaced “Gazprom” as Schalke’s main sponsor in March, will probably exit immediately. The head of the supervisory board, Bärbel Bergerhoff-Wodopia, “cannot imagine that Vivawest can remain in the Bundesliga with this commitment because it actually exceeds our financial willingness,” as she is quoted on “Sport1”.