Update: April 20th, 7:10AM EST
In the wake of the stories circulating that he had decided to transfer to Borussia Dortmund, BuliNews.com captured comments from SC Freiburg center-back Nico Schlotterbeck stating that no decision on his future has been made as of yet:
Contrary to reports emerging in Germany’s main sporting tabloid earlier in the day, SC Freiburg and German national team defender Nico Schlotterbeck says he has not made a decision about is future. Speaking to the Sky mics after his side’s historic qualification for the DFB Pokal Final, the 22-year-old insisted that there was no agreement in place to move to Borussia Dortmund.
“I said I’ll make my decision after the season and nothing has changed in that respect,” Schlotterbeck stressed, “Nothing going on until the end of the season. Then I’ll sit down with the Freiburg administrators and we’ll discuss everything.”
Update: April 19th, 11:00AM EST
According to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg, details have emerged on Nico Schlotterbeck’s rumored deal with Borussia Dortmund. A transfer fee between SC Freiburg and BVB is currently being discussed as well:
Good news via the colleagues @westsven & @Sky_Jesco: As reported in our show #TransferUpdate 2 weeks before, Schlotterbeck is on verge to join #BVB. Personal terms: Contract until 2027, €4.5m gross/year. NS said yes to BVB. Negotiations between both clubs ongoing. @SkySportDE https://t.co/7xbDIBuxda— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) April 19, 2022
According to a report from Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), rumored Bayern Munich transfer target, SC Freiburg defender, and Germany international Nico Schlotterbeck will ink a deal with Borussia Dortmund.
No details have emerged on a potential transfer fee between Borussia Dortmund an SC Freiburg, but it appears that the talented 22-year-old center-back has found his new home.
It has been reported that there have been many discussions by the Bayern Munich brass on Schlotterbeck, but ultimately it looks like the club has decided to pass on Schlotterbeck because the club bosses could not decide if the players had the requisite quality to play at Bayern Munich.
Schlotterbeck will be joining Niklas Süle at Borussia Dortmund next season on what will be a revamped backline for BVB.
There have been mixed reports on Bayern Munich’s willingness to acquire a center-back this summer of late. If true, this story will take Schlotterbeck out of the mix should the Bavarians actually commit to pursuing a central defender.