Bundesliga club Schalke have agreed a two-year contract with Spanish striker Raul.
The 33-year-old, Real Madrid’s record goalscorer, is available on a free transfer having broken ties with the Primera Liga outfit after an illustrious career spanning 17 years.
Raul revealed then that he had offers from Germany and England to consider, but has now come to a decision.
Schalke struck a deal with Raul on Tuesday evening and coach Felix Magath admits he is excited by the prospect of working with one of the greats of the modern game.
“This is great news for Schalke,” Magath told the club’s official website.
“I am pleased that we have succeeded in signing such an exceptional footballer and world-class striker.
“His qualities will help us. His commitment will be crucial in our efforts to strengthen the squad for future success.
“I look forward to working with a model professional.”