Mehmet Aydin from Schalke 04 will play for the Turkish national team in the future. “My decision is clear,” announced the 21-year-old in an interview with the Funk media group. Aydin does not yet have a Turkish passport, but this last bureaucratic hurdle should soon be overcome.
The native of Würseler with Turkish descent convinced the conversations with national coach Stefan Kuntz: “Last summer he contacted me and showed me a real perspective – that impressed me,” said Aydin, who played 22 times for selected teams of the DFB had played.
Aydin comes from the Schalke youth team and made his debut in April 2021 in the Royal Blues professional team. In the current season he has made 15 competitive appearances, most recently coach Thomas Reis gave him confidence again from the start in the Revierderby against Dortmund (2-2).
“I feel very comfortable at Schalke and would like to stay here,” said Aydin, who was recently linked with a move to the Turkish Süper Lig.