Bernard Tekpetey has penned an emotional farewell message to SC Paderborn 07 following his move to Schalke 04.

The 21 year-old left the Royal Blues last summer to join SC Paderborn and play in Germany’s second tier but returns to the club after just one season.

Tekpetey scored ten goals and provided six assists in 32 appearances in eastern Westphalia to help Paderborn secure back-to-back promotions.

“I will like to thank the coaching staff, Management team, players, Physio/team doctors  💙🖤God bless everyone and will miss everyone, hope we see us again 😘“ he wrote on twitter