Incoming Brentford signing Mark Flekken has admitted he will be completing “a childhood dream” when he joins the Bees this summer.
The goalkeeper has been speaking to BILD ahead of his move to England, with several reports making it clear he will be joining Brentford from Freiburg this summer.
Thomas Frank’s side have reportedly moved quickly to secure to the Dutchman’s signature ahead of next season, with many expecting current number one David Raya to be the subject of numerous bids this summer.
A deal for Flekken is yet to be announced but is on the verge of being done, with it now seen as a given despite any official word.
Since then, he has player for Aachen, Greuther Furth, MSV Duisburg and then Freiburg, who he joined for €2m in July 2018 and has since made 96 appearances for in all competitions.
Moving to the Premier League is the next big step and he is eager to take it, insisting Brentford are offering him the chance to fulfil his childhood dream.
“I have to be honest: I grew up on the German border in Holland, but when I was young it was mainly the English league that I was rooting for,” he said.
“For me it’s really a childhood dream that I can fulfil in this way. I actually didn’t speak to Kevin Schade at all.
“The way the club had been looking for my services over the last two years, there wasn’t really a need to speak to Kevin. I had a really good feeling about that.”