Newcastle’s £17m target believes a summer transfer is happening

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Germany international Nico Schlotterbeck admits it’s “very likely” he will leave Freiburg this summer amid reports of a £17million move to Premier League club Newcastle United in talks with him sports1.

Of course, Schlotterbeck did not want his debut for the German national team.

Luckily for him, Hansi Flick’s side were already 2-0 up in Saturday’s friendly against Israel when the 22-year-old centre-back was caught dawdling on the ball and missed the most unnecessary penalty late in Sinsheim.

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However, mistakes like this were rare for Schlotterbeck at club level. He’s the rock at the heart of a well-trained Freiburg side pushing beyond their weight and pushing for a Champions League spot.

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have been linked.

Also Newcastle United, with Schlottbeck expected to cost around £17m (90 mins).

Is Nico Schlotterbeck on the road?

“I don’t rule out staying in Freiburg,” admits the ball-playing defender, who has scored four goals this season. “I signed for a long time and still have a contract until 2023.

“Of course there is a possibility that I will go in the summer. A transfer is very likely, but nothing has been decided yet.

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“We’ll get together after the season. Freiburg has a point of view and I have mine. If I feel that I can develop further in Freiburg, then I’ll stay.”

“I’m not thinking about my future at the moment. I want to end the season in Freiburg properly. The higher we finish in the table, the better. We also have a good chance of winning the DFB Cup.

“I’m fully focused on the club.”

Schlotterbeck described playing regularly in the Bundesliga as the fulfillment of a childhood dream. However, just a few weeks ago he admitted he was interested in the idea of ​​leaving Freiburg for a Premier League club.

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