Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who has recently been linked with Premier League sides Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs, has ended speculation over his future at the Veltins Arena by agreeing a contract extension, as reported by The Express.
The 31 year-old boasts a prolific record both at club and international level, with 101 goals in 158 appearances across all competitions for the Miners as well as 38 goals and 69 caps for the Netherlands national team.
Arsenal were believed to be eying a deal for the 6 foot 1 assassin during the summer, before eventually signing £16million man Danny Welbeck, whilst Liverpool and Spurs have both been linked to Hunterlaar this season in a bid to improve their limited firepower.
The former Ajax and Real Madrid man had drawn particular interest due to his contract coming to an end in summer 2015, suggesting he could have been prized away for a cut-price fee in the January window. but he’s now agreed new terms.
Now tied down to Schalke until 2017 at the earliest, The Express speculate the three clubs will battle it out for Porto star Jackson Martinez instead.
Interestingly enough, Liverpool play hosts to Arsenal at Anfield tomorrow afternoon, in the Premier League’s late kick-off.