U.S. midfielder McKennie extends Schalke deal
United States international Weston McKennie has signed an extended contract with Bundesliga side Schalke.
Earlier this year, reports linked the Texas-born midfielder with a move to Liverpool.
But on Sunday Schalke announced that the 20-year-old, who turned professional at FC Dallas before making the switch to Germany in 2016, had extended his contract until 2024.
"The decision was very easy for me, because I've constantly been able to enjoy the unbelievable support of our fans," McKennie was quoted as saying on Schalke's website.
"The board have likewise always stood behind me. I'm looking forward to what the future holds."
McKennie is in America, playing for the national team in the Gold Cup. They take on Curacao in the quarterfinals.