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Baptiste Santamaria completes €10m move to Freiburg

Freiburg have completed the signing of Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria.

The 25-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal after passing his medical on Wednesday night.

Despite reports of a €15m transfer fee, Kicker claims that the total package is worth around €10m.

Santamaria’s good performances in Ligue 1 led to reported interest from Premier League clubs.

His future will not be in England, but rather in the south-west of Germany with Freiburg.

Santamaria will wear the number 8 shirt at his new club.

Krunic could follow

Santamaria is Freiburg’s third major signing of the summer after Ermedin Demirovic (€3.7m) and Guus Til (€450k loan fee).

The German club has a positive net spend after selling Alexander Schwolow (€7m), Luca Waldschmidt (€15m) and Robin Koch (€13m).

Freiburg could add another midfielder after offering €6m plus €2m in bonuses to AC Milan for Rade Krunic.

However, the Italians will wait until after their Europa League tie with Shamrock Rovers before deciding whether to accept the bid.

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