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Schalke lands Bastos on loan

Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Sports Network) - Schalke announced Tuesday that it has signed Michel Bastos from Lyon on a loan deal lasting until June of 2014.

The 29-year-old has been brought in to compensate for the loss of Lewis Holtby, who joined Tottenham from Schalke on Monday. The Gelsenkirchen club will have the option of buying the Brazilian at the conclusion of the loan spell.

"He is a player with international experience, has special abilities that can help us immediately, and he is also eligible for the Champions League," said Schalke's general manager Horst Heldt.

Schalke face Galatasaray in the Round of 16 in the Champions League, which resumes in February.

01/29 14:37:47 ET

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