Brentford has completed the signing of Super Eagles eligible player, Kevin Schade, on loan from Bundesliga side SC Freiburg with the option to buy at the end of the six-month loan spell.
Born to a German mother and Nigerian father, Schade who has represented Germany at all youth level was on the radar of four different Premier League clubs before deciding to pitch tent with high-fling Brentford who are hoping to book a European football qualification spot at the end of the season.
The 21-year-old has completed his medical with the Premier League side and would be announced as the club’s first signing of the window. According to seasoned football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, Brighton have the option of signing the forward for €24m at the end of the season if he impresses during his loan spell.
“Brentford are set to announce Kevin Schade as new signing, done deal and here we go! Announcement in the next 48 hours. Loan with €24m buy option. Medical completed, as @Plettigoal reported. Four PL clubs wanted the talented German forward but it’s now done,” the respected Italian transfer 3expert tweeted.
Schade who plays predominantly from the right wing and as a central forward will serve as a makeshift cover for Ivan Toney who could face a lengthy ban if he is found guilty of breaching FA betting rules.
The forward had been a target for the Premier League team last summer, and they made an offer of €20 million plus add-ons and a share of any future transfers. Freiburg, though, turned down the offer at the time.
Schade has scored once in eight appearances for the German side this season.