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Top European clubs vie for Freiburg’s goalkeeper

As of May 22, 2020 | Reading time: 2 minutes

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SC Freiburg is guest at the Bundesliga restart at RB Leipzig. According to SC keeper Alexander Schwolow, you first have to get used to the scenery, because he misses the fans very much.

Alexander Schwolow switched to SC Freiburg twelve years ago. Now he is about to take his next step in his career. Two top European clubs want to sign the goalkeeper. There is an exit clause. And apparently already a successor.

MAfter 15 years, Alexander Schwolow broke off his tents in his home country. The Wiesbadener decided to switch to the soccer school of SC Freiburg. Together with his buddy Tim Albutat we went from Rheinhessen to the Breisgau. That was in 2008.

Three years later, he had given the A-youth of his new club the DFB Cup. Schwolow parried the decisive penalty in the semi-finals and in the final.

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Since then he has had the classic rise of a talent in the Bundesliga. The U19 was followed by the U23, in between a loan to a third division club. Schwolow played for Arminia Bielefeld in 2014/2015 and celebrated promotion to the second division. Then the time was ripe. The talented goalkeeper became number one at SC Freiburg.

Arminia Bielefeld v Borussia Moenchengladbach - DFB Cup

Penalty hero also in Bielefeld: Alexander Schwolow after the surprising cup victory against Mönchengladbach

Credit: Bongarts / Getty Images

That is still the case today, and in his eleven years in Freiburg Schwolow has actually achieved everything that can be achieved with the small flagship club from the Black Forest. In this respect, a change would hardly come as a surprise. Especially since Schwolow will be 28 years old on June 2nd, so is in the best goalkeeper age and interesting offers for the next career step are already available.

Karlsruhe’s Uphoff is considered a successor

As the “kicker” reports, the goalkeeper is courted by Ajax Amsterdam and Benfica Lisbon. The two clubs have “deposited concrete interest”, writes the sports magazine.

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Since his working paper is limited until 2022, FC Freiburg would also benefit from Schwolow’s move. The contract includes an exit clause of eight million euros. According to reports, the Freiburgers already have a successor in mind. Should Schwolow leave Breisgau, free transfer Benjamin Uphoff from second division club Karlsruher SC is considered a candidate to succeed him.

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