Brentford goalkeeper Mark Flekken has insisted he is hoping he doesn’t have to make any transfer decisions in the near future, after the tough decisions earlier in his career.

The Netherlands goalkeeper has been speaking to Trouw about his career so far and the decisions he’s already made to get where he is.

Flekken joined Brentford in a €13m deal from SC Freiburg last summer as they sought out a replacement for David Raya.

It was the latest step in a varied career for the goalkeeper, who started with Roda JC in the Netherlands before moving to Aachen in Germany.

He remained with them for several years before moving to Greuther Fürth and then MSV Duisburg and then SC Freiburg, the club where he established himself and earned Brentford’s attention.

Flekken is now the number one for the Bees and vying with Brighton Bart Verbruggen to be number one for the Netherlands too.

At 30-years-old his career appears to be at its peak, and he is hoping that he can remain settled for a while yet, having already made tough choices earlier in his career to get where he is now.

“That really tore me and my friends apart,” he said regarding his move to Aachen at the start of his career.

“It is easier to maintain those contacts if you continue to live in the area and do not move all the time, like me. But in order to walk my path, I had to make hard choices. That is sometimes at the expense of friends.

“Maybe yes. I will think about it, but I hope that I don’t have to for a long time,” he added regarding a return to WDZ (Wilskracht Doet Zegevieren).