Brentford have unveiled the most expensive signing in their history


Brentford have unveiled the most expensive signing in their history

Brentford, ninth this season in the Premier League, announced on Monday the final acquisition of 21-year-old German international winger Kevin Schade, on loan from Freiburg since January.

The young player signed a contract for five seasons, until 2028, and became a record signing in the history of Brentford, which did not disclose the amount, local press estimates at 22 million pounds (25.6 million euros). The previous record was set by Keane Lewis-Pottersigned in the summer of 2022 with Hull for 19 million pounds.

“Kevin Schade has signed for Brentford from Freiburg in a club-record contract,” the British entity reported in an official statement published on its website where it formalized the transfer of the footballer, who He has played 19 games, seven starts, with one assist, in his total of 749 minutes since arriving in the winter.

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Full international on two occasions with Germany since last March (this summer the European sub’21 will play), Schade’s transfer makes the agreement of both clubs effective at the end of the January market. “When Kevin joined us on loan, we agreed with Freiburg that the move would be permanent this summer if certain conditions were met,” explained Phil Giles, Brentford’s director of football.

Conditions met

Among them, is Brentford’s stay in the Premier, which he achieved comfortably. It is ninth, just two points from Europe, from seventh place occupied by Aston Villa, and has a 25 advantage over relegation.

“We’ve all been pleased with Kevin’s contribution so far, both on the pitch and with his professionalism, so we’re with him. until 2028 He was fantastic for the club. We all hope that both Kevin and Brentford can continue to develop,” added Giles.

Before his arrival at Brentford, Schade made 36 appearances for Freiburg’s first team, starting eleven of them, with six goals and one assist.

Source: La Verdad


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