THE best football team in the Philippines just got better.
Ceres-La Salle, which has been luring overseas-based Filipino standouts who have bolstered the squad to what it is now, just pulled off another major coup as it has signed Stephan Schrock on loan for at least the next five months.
The reigning United Football League champion has secured the services of the Azkals star from his second-tier German club Greuther Furth during the current European transfer window, lasting until the next window in June.
“Then we talk with his club again,” said Ceres coach Ali Go, who, however, declined to comment on the terms of the contract that is nonetheless expected to be a lucrative deal to gain the nod of the Filipino-German dynamo, arguably the finest booter in the national team today.
“He is a very experienced player,” Go said of the 29-year-old Schrock. “His work ethic will push all players to their potential. He is an impact player who could change the result of a game, very dynamic with place, and also can read the game well.”
“But this is a team sport,” he was quick to add. “All players will have to work hard for the win.”
Schrock is another one of Ceres’ remarkable overseas-based Pinoy signings after Martin Steuble and Manny Ott.
Schrock will make his debut in the UFL Cup next month and will boost the squad in the Asian Football Confederation Cup also in February.