Brentford confirm club-record signing of Schade

Brentford have confirmed the permanent signing of Kevin Schade from Freiburg in a club-record deal.

The German forward, 21, joined on loan in January and has now signed a five-year contract. The fee is undisclosed.

Brentford director of football Phil Giles told the club website: “When Kevin joined us on loan in January, we agreed with Freiburg that the move would become permanent this summer if certain conditions were met, which included Brentford remaining a Premier League team for next season.

“We have all been pleased with Kevin’s contribution so far, both on the pitch and his professionalism off it, so to have him with us now until 2028 is fantastic for the club.

“We all hope both Kevin and Brentford can make further progress from here and look forward to the challenge.”