Nico Schlotterbeck could leave Freiburg in the summer

Speaking on the future of central defender Nico Schlotterbeck, Freiburg CEO Jochen Saier told Sky Germany that clubs had shown concrete interest in signing the 22-year-old in January.

“There were big clubs [interested],” said Saier. “It was clear to us that we wouldn’t let him go in the winter. In the summer, there’s definitely a possibility.”

After Freiburg’s 1-1 draw against Mainz, Schlotterbeck also discussed his future: “There’s a lot of talk about me at the moment. I don’t like it that much because it’s about the club. I want to have a successful season with Freiburg.”

Although no clubs have been named, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United had all shown an interest in signing Schlotterbeck during the winter.

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