Huntelaar is an excellent draft. I was hoping for years that he would come to the Bundesliga, even though I was obviously more hoping for him to join the HSV (Holländischer Sport-Verein
Still, a couple of "but"s here, and these have nothing to do with my strong dislike for Schalke:
First, as Patrick said, where do they get all the money from?
Then, as for Huntelaar himself, Magath can only hope that Huntelaar will find his old killer instinct again. If yes, congrats, Schalke has the best striker in the league, and probably the best overall offense. If not...
Finally, as for Schalke as a team - was a striker really what they needed most badly? They have Raul, they have Farfan, and Jendrisek and Edu as subs. Not the worst offense, if you ask me. But if you saw the first two matches, it was obvious that Schalke is lacking a) a good playmaker and b) a reliable defense.
So if Schalke was in a position to invest big money into Dutch legs, then I wonder if van der Vaart, Affelay or van Bronckhorst wouldn't have been better options for them.
Now, Magath can only pray that Huntelaar and Raul will start scoring like crazy. Schalke's vogelwilde defense is always good for 1-3 opponent goals, so in order to be on the safe side, their offense would better score 4 per game.
I wonder how they are supposed to do that, though, if they won't get any support from the midfield. So apparently, more praying and hoping is needed - for Rakitic to play an awesome season, Moritz to get a big breakthrough, and / or Jones to finally get his act together.
We shall see. And I sure won't pray or hope for them, sorry. As much as I respect Magath, but seeing Schalke fail is still just too good...