Brentford complete permanent signing of Kevin Schade with club-record fee of £20m as forward joins from Freiburg on five-year deal after impressing on loan
- Brentford have paid £22m to make Kevin Schade’s loan spell a permanent move
- Schade joined from Freiburg on loan in January and made 19 appearances
- 21-year-old, who has featured twice for Germany, has signed a five-year contract
Brentford have completed the permanent signing of German forward Kevin Schade for a club-record fee believed to be £22 million.
Schade, 21, initially joined the Bees on loan from Freiburg in January and has now signed a five-year contract.
Brentford director of football Phil Giles told the club’s official 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.
Brentford have completed the permanent signing of German forward Kevin Schade
‘We all hope both Kevin and Brentford can make further progress from here and look forward to the challenge.’
Schade made 19 appearances for the Bees over the second half of last season.
He is still waiting for his first goal for the club while contributing one assist, though he clearly did enough to impress.
Schade made 19 appearances for the Bees over the second half of last season