Farfan leaves Schalke to join Al Jazira in Abu Dhabi

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) Schalke says Peru forward Jefferson Farfan is leaving the Bundesliga club to join Abu Dhabi club Al Jazira.

Farfan is getting a three-year contract in the United Arab Emirates.

Schalke director Horst Heldt says Farfan had asked to be released from his contract. Farfan played in 170 matches for Schalke since 2008 and scored 39 goals.