Nico Schlotterbeck is one of the big risers at the SC Freiburg in the Football Bundesliga. The 22-year-old is absolutely set among Christian Streich and finally made the leap in the squad of the national team. Even with the top clubs FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund Schlotterbeck was recently brought. Now the central defender has come to the speculation.
In front of the Bundesliga duel of the Freiburg against the VfB Stuttgart, Schlotterbeck realized that he did not decide on his athletic future.
I have to look what the next step is for me – and it is anything but excluded that I go to the SC, said the defense man of the Breisgau Club in conversation with the Stuttgart News, addressed to the interest of Bundesliga elite from Munich and Dortmund.
According to Schlotterbeck, it’s even very well possible that it does not go anywhere. Statements that in the run-up to the southwest duel against the relegation-threatened VfB Stuttgart should only be well received in the sixth of the Bundesliga table.
The speculation around the 1.91-M man took in recent months because he has only an ongoing contract at Freiburg until the summer of 2023. If the Stuttgarts club wants to make money with his defensive star, he would have to be sold this year.
Conversations with the VfB Stuttgart
Meanwhile, Schlotterbeck has also confirmed that in the past transfer window in the summer of 2021, he was also in conversations with the opponent of Saturday.
Yes, you had contact, he said to the VfB Stuttgart approached. However, the native Waiblinger had decided early for a whereabout in Breisgau.
Because coach Christian strike was looking for the conversation with me early and told me all those responsible of the SC that they are firmly planning with me after my lending year at Union Berlin as a regular force, explained Schlotterbeck, who emphasized: A change was never in summer to the debate. And that was in retrospect the right step.