Schade initially joins Brentford on loan until the end of the season. We expect to make the deal permanent for a club-record undisclosed fee in the summer, with Schade set to sign a five-year contract.
Schade made his first-team debut in August 2021 and went on to make a further 23 appearances in all competitions during his breakout season as Freiburg finished sixth in the German top flight.
He netted four times last term, including an 84th-minute winner against Bayer Leverkusen.
The forward has made 12 appearances during the 2022/23 season, scoring two goals, one of which came during Freiburg’s 4-0 victory over Ligue 1 side Nantes in the Europa League.
Schade possesses blistering pace. He registered the seventh-fastest speed (22.6 mph) in Bundesliga history in the first half of Freiburg’s 3-1 win at home to Greuther Furth in October 2021.