Courted by Premier League side Brentford, Freiburg attacker Kevin Schade (20) has been sidelined since March with a persistent abdominal injury but the German youth international is working hard on his comeback at the team’s training camp in Austria.
Brentford saw their opening offer of a reported €15m for Schade rejected by Freiburg but Thomas Frank’s side have since made a second approach. With four-years remaining on his current deal, the German youth international told Bild: “Many friends send me this, but I really can’t deal with it now. I have more important issues. I feel good here, so I can’t say much about it. My manager does that.”
Schade was awarded his Bundesliga debut by Freiburg head coach Christian Streich last season. The player scored four and created one in 824 minutes across 21 Bundesliga games.
Freiburg sporting director Klemens Hartenbach believes Schade will remain at the Bundesliga side in order to aid his development: “I can’t predict how serious an interested club might be. So far, however, there have been no really serious attempts.”