The Bosnian striker has decided to offer his salary to charity.
Schalke striker Vedad Ibisevic has decided to offer his salary to charity.
The 36-year-old also opened about his gesture after signing a one-year contract with his new club Schalke.
“I’m not here to earn money, but to play in the Bundesliga.”
“We agreed I won’t get a basic salary, only what I need to cover insurance. My basic salary will be donated to charity. I will only play for bonuses.”
Schalke sporting director Jochen Schneider also commented on Bonsian’s gesture.
“It’s an extraordinary tale, and shows how much Vedad wants to play for Schalke.”
It is not the first time that Ibisevic has sported such a gesture as he had previously donated 50,000 euros to aid the refugees in Germany.
Ibisevic has previously played for Hertha BSC for around four seasons before being released by the club this year. He has also represented PSG and Stuttgart in his career.
Having capped 89 times for Bosnian national team, he called it time on his international career after the 2018 World Cup.
Last season, Ibisevic found the net seven times, with his best performance coming against Union Berlin.
Ibisevic’s addition would be helpful for Schalke in the upcoming season as David Wagner would look to redeem for what happened last season. Schalke finished 12 in the Bundesliga table.