Bastos completes Schalke loan move
Schalke 04 have completed the signing of Lyon’s Brazilian winger Michel Bastos on loan for the rest of the season.
The two clubs have been in talks in recent weeks and it has now emerged that a loan deal has been agreed to take Bastos to the Bundesliga outfit.
Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt told the club's website: “We are very happy that Michel Bastos has signed for us.
"He is an experienced international player who has special abilities and can help us immediately. He is also eligible to play in the Champions League."
Schalke will be hoping the signing of Bastos will help them in their push up the table as star midfielder Lewis Holtby leaves for Tottenham.
Bastos has featured 12 times in Ligue 1 this season, scoring five goals in the process.