Brentford signal goalkeeper Mark Flekken on four-year deal from Freiburg

Brentford have signed Netherlands goalkeeper Mark Flekken on a four-year contract.

The deal, which brings the four-times capped Flekken from Bundesliga aspect Freiburg, is topic to worldwide clearance and work allow.

“We’re very completely satisfied to have signed Mark,” head coach Thomas Frank instructed the official Brentford web site.

“He’s a participant with lots of high quality who will strengthen our goalkeeper group.

“He has large expertise and joins us after two nice seasons with Freiburg, who’ve simply had a high season within the Bundesliga, ending fifth and qualifying for the Europa League.

“He was a giant a part of the staff there and now he’s coming to us and can hopefully make the group higher and the staff higher.

“He’s an excellent shot-stopper and cozy with the ball at his toes. His distribution could be very spectacular.”

Flekken started his profession in his native Netherlands at RKVV WDZ and Roda earlier than shifting to Germany, the place he has performed for Alemannia Aachen, Greuther Furth, Duisburg and Freiburg.

The 29-year-old made his Netherlands debut in March 2022 and saved 13 clear sheets in 34 Bundesliga matches – the very best tally within the division final season.

Frank has stated Brentford goalkeeper David Raya may depart the membership this summer season after 4 profitable seasons in West London.

However Frank warned events that it’ll price them £40million to signal the 27-year-old Spaniard.