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Haji Wright headed to Sandhausen on loan

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After an impressive preseason the USYNT striker moves to the German second division

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Haji Wright, previously a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy Academy and the The New York Cosmos, has joined Bundesliga 2 club Sandhausen on loan from Schalke for the 2017-2018 season.

Sandhausen’s Managing Director of Sport, Otmar Schork, spoke of the loan, “We still need action in the offensive and Haji is a young and talented striker...We are convinced that he will continue to develop with us and we will have a lot of pleasure in him.”

The head coach of Sandhausen, Kenan Kocak, continued, “I am very happy about the commitment of Haji. I am sure we will benefit from his speed and good training [at] Schalke.”

Don’t think for a minute that Schalke isn’t happy with Wright as the club’s sporting director, Christian Heidel, was full of praise for the 19-year-old striker. “Haji is on a very good path. What he now needs most of all, is game time. In Sandhausen he has the opportunity to get match practice. He will return to Schalke next summer and will continue his development with us.”

Wright himself is also excited by the move, stating, “I am very pleased with my contract with SV Sandhausen. I want to achieve a lot here, shoot many goals and play a successful season with the SVS.”

Is this a good move for Haji’s development? What do you think?