Frank convinced Brentford should sign Schade

Brentford boss Thomas Frank insists Kevin Schade has done enough to prove the club should turn his loan move from Freiburg into a permanent deal.

The German attacker joined in January but has produced some mixed displays.

He has started just five games and was guilty of one of the misses of the season, against Aston Villa, last month.

He also squandered a great chance to salvage a point at Manchester United when he shot straight at keeper David de Gea when through on goal.

But Frank believes there is more to the 21-year-old than just pace.

And Brentford will almost certainly break their transfer record to sign Schade, with a deal already in place.

“I would say definitely, yes. He is a young player that came from a good spell at Freiburg but hasn’t played consistently,” Frank said.

“But the potential we saw and believed in is huge, so we have had to build him up and now he is more physically.

“The five starts have come in the last seven games and he is showing more interesting aspects of his game and we are happy, and I am pretty sure we will have him.”