SC Freiburg confirmed a contract extension with back-up keeper Benjamin Uphoff on Wednesday afternoon.
Club personnel boss Klemens Hartenbach called Uphoff a "stable part of our goalkeeping trio" and emphasized the Freiburg looked forward to calling upon his "quality and reliability" in the future. The player himself expressed gratitude at being part of the "SCF goalkeeping group" and stressed that he would always be ready if called upon.
It is not known how long Flekken's current deal runs for. The Dutch international has started all 25 of Freiburg's league fixtures this season, making way for Atubolu in the team's two DFB Pokal ties. Uphoff has not made an appearance since last season, during which he made some notable errors in a pair of starts between the sticks.