Berlin - Schalke 04 have signed Serbian defender Matija Nastasic on a long-term contract until 2019, making permanent his loan move from Manchester City, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.
"I am proud and happy to remain a Schalke player," the 21-year-old said in a club statement.
The deal comes a day after Schalke beat Real Madrid 4-3 in the Spanish capital but missed out on a Champions League last eight spot after their 2-0 loss in the first leg.
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The tall defender joined City as a teenager in 2012 on a five-year deal but was unable to force his way into Manuel Pellegrini's side.
Nastasic made one appearance for City this season, in the 3-0 Community Shield defeat by Arsenal in August. He joined Schalke in January.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.