Huntelaar completed a move from AC Milan to the Bundesliga side on Tuesday.
“I’m very happy with my transfer to Schalke. It’s a great club with a beautiful stadium. The fans in Germany are very passionate and the Bundesliga is an excellent league,” said Huntelaar on his personal website.
“I spoke with head coach Felix Magath and he gave me the feeling that I’d be important at Schalke. He’s a good coach who has won a lot of silverware. He has won two doubles with Bayern Munich and has also won the Bundesliga title with Wolfsburg.
“I was already following the Bundesliga when I was still a little boy. The league has only become better in the past couple of years. I’ve developed into a better striker in my years with Real Madrid and Milan and I’m ready to show the fans what I’m capable of.”