Brentford set sights on Bundesliga ace as potential replacement for key man

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Latest transfer news on the Brentford front emerges as they prepare for their next Premier League clash

Brentford are reportedly trying to sign goalkeeper Mark Flekken from Freiburg ahead of next season. The Holland international, who has four caps under his belt so far, has been playing for his current club since 2018 but could now move on for a new chapter in his career in England.

According to The Telegraph, the Bees are in ‘talks’ with the stopper over a potential switch to the Premier League this summer. Thomas Frank’s side are currently sat in 9th place in the table with three games left of the campaign left to play.

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Brentford could see Flekken as a possible replacement for David Raya, who is facing an uncertain future with his contract up in 2024. The Spaniard has been heavily linked with an exit from the Gtech Community Stadium as soon as in the next transfer window.

Flekken, who is 29-years-old, has been with Freiburg for the past five years and has made the number one spot his own with the Bundesliga outfit over the past two, making a total of 94 appearances in all competitions to date. His side have been playing in Europe over recent times too.

Prior to his transfer to the Europa-Park Stadion, the Kerkrade-born man started out at Roda before moving to Germany as a youngster. He then had spells at Alemannia Aachen, Greuther Fürth and MSV Duisburg.

Brentford will be keeping one eye on the summer as they look to further bolster their ranks. Losing Raya will be a blow but there seems an air of inevitability that he will head out the exit door sooner rather than later, with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea mentioned as potential suitors for the ex-Blackburn Rovers man.

The Bees need to get their replacement right and Flekken is someone who has impressed in the German top flight.

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