Germany U21 striker Teuchert joins Schalke

Schalke have signed Germany Under-21 international Cedric Teuchert from Nurnberg for an undisclosed fee.

The 20-year-old forward steps up from 2.Bundesliga to Germany's top flight and has penned a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Teuchert has represented Germany at every age group from Under-15 upwards and scored six times in 15 league outings for Nurnberg during the first half of the season.

"Cedric is a young, talented player who has a bold style of play and a good nose for goal," said Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco. "We want him to be able to take his next steps as a professional with us and we want to help him blossom."

Spiegel reported Teuchert will cost Schalke between EUR1million to EUR2m.

Tedesco's side lie second in the Bundesliga, nine points behind leaders Bayern Munich, after an impressive first half of the season. 

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