The deal of the deal between Freiburg and the Dortmunders was agreed not to disclose. Of course, it is currently only the contractual period for the new international: June 30, 2027. “Nico Schlotterbeck is a young German international who has taken a great development. His profile fits BVB perfectly,” emphasizes Borussia Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc, who over 20 years of managers will end BVB in a few weeks.

Nico has by no means selected the economically best offer among many interested clubs, but deliberately chosen BVB in order to continue to develop here.

Sebastian Kehl

Kehl sees parallels to his Freiburg change 2002

Zorc’s successor Sebastian Kehl knows the way out of the Breisgau into the pot as a player: “Nico’s Weg reminds me of my own, because as a young international my age from Freiburg. I hope that Dortmund was just like back then For me, Kehl becomes a new home for me, about his transfer in summer 2002. Kehl particularly impressed the sporting component of the change. “Nico has by no means selected the economically best offer among many interested clubs, but deliberately chosen the BVB in order to continue to develop here.” In addition, the long-standing BVB professional (2002 to 2015) at SC Freiburg thanked “for the confidential and fair discussions”.

Schlotterbeck wanted “clarity” before the season finale

“In consultation with all the parties involved, I decided to announce my move to Borussia Dortmund today. It is important to me to be able to concentrate fully on the home stretch of the season on the outstanding three games with SC Freiburg. “

Süle comes free of charge, Schlotterbeck costs

After Bavaria’s Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck is the second central defender, who will newly join the black and yellow from summer. In contrast to Süle, the Dortmunders have to pay a transfer fee for its national team colleague Schlotterbeck, because his contract at SC Freiburg still had a term until June 2023.

since 2017 at the SC, since 2019 with the professionals

Nico Schlotterbeck | Borussia Dortmund New Signing | Skills, Tackles & Passes | HD
Schlotterbeck has been playing for the Freiburger since summer 2017, for which he also celebrated his Bundesliga debut in spring 2019. Real drive took up his career in the 2020/21 season, in which he was awarded to 1. FC Union Berlin. In the second half of the season, he established himself as a regular in the Iron and was in the starting XI 13 times in his 14 missions. He returned to Breisgau at the current season, previously he won the European Championship in the dress of German U 21 (1-0 against Portugal).

His upswing continued in Freiburg, and he has become an integral part of SCF coach Christian Streich’s starting eleven. He played all of his 30 league games from the start, only five times he had to get off the field prematurely. His achievements finally led him to the circle of German elite Nico Wegs: in the 2-0 win of the DFB selection on March 26 in Hoffenheim against Israel, he made his debut in the national jersey. Now he dares to take his career in Dortmund.