Schalke: 3 reasons Ralf Fahrmann is a bonafide hero

Schalke 04, Ralf Fahrmann (Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Schalke 04, Ralf Fahrmann (Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images) /
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Schalke, Ralf Fahrmann (Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Schalke, Ralf Fahrmann (Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Schalke’s keeper situation is in safe hands moving forward, thanks in part to the heroic decision making of long-time No. 1 Ralf Fahrmann.

Schalke‘s upcoming transfer window is going to be… something else. With an admittedly low amount of money available and Jonjoe Kenny and Jean-Clair Todibo out of our price range, Die Knappen is going to have to get creative across the board.

One area they won’t have to get creative, however, is at keeper. Ralf Fahrmann, the long-time Schalke No. 1 and former captain, is returning to the Veltins to reclaim the No. 1 keeper role and compete with Markus Schubert for the betterment of this Schalke backline.

There had been talk of investing in Zack Steffen and some others in the hopes of reinvigorating this keeper situation and adding some new life to the position, since Schubert couldn’t do the job alone, but Nubel came out of his loan, approached the mic, and reminded the world that he’s going to be back, and the job is his.

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All in all, the very thought of Ralf Fahrmann is as reassuring as can be. The guy is a bonafide hero for this club, and not just for how good of a keeper he is. Let’s talk more about heroism and how much he has of it with three reasons he is, in fact, a hero.

We start with No. 3.

3. Saving Schalke stress

I already alluded to a lot of the stress that was immediately induced from Alexander Nubel‘s decision to leave, but to expand on that, with so little available in the transfer funding, the last thing we needed to think about was replacing Nubel, who walked for free. It’s bad enough that he walked for free, it hurts enough, but that would then translate to costing us money since we would have to spend money to replace him.

The last thing Schalke needs is something else to think about in the transfer window. Between Kenny, Todibo, and the need to find a quality starting striker, there is enough to think about. Fahrmann coming back is eliminating a massive potential font of stress.