Heldt said: “He had two offers from abroad. We are happy he decided to keep on playing for Schalke.”
Heldt is happy with the player's surprising decision for not moving to either of Man United or Arsenal. He has been with Schalke since 2001 when he was only 13.
Reports have linked the German defender with Man Untied and Arsenal and the offers could be from them. Both the English sides have been keeping tabs on him since the winter window.
Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil who is his international teammate has tried to convince him to move to Emirates, however he is still eyeing to stay as long as he can.
Meanwhile, boss Arsene Wenger has been eyeing him as Per Mertesacker's replacement who might leave the club this summer.
Howedeshas a £12.2million buyout clause as per his current contract.
The 27-year-old whose current contract will expire in two years was also the part of last summer’s World Cup wining side. Howedes is a versatile defender, he can also be operated on the right-back role.