Borussia Moenchengladbach attacker Mathew Leckie has been loaned out to 2.Bundesliga outfit FSV Frankfurt for the 2012-13 season.
Both clubs announced the deal on Tuesday evening, with the 21-year-old Australian hoping the loan stint will bring him game-time to aid his development.
“At FSV Frankfurt I would like to take the next step in my development,” Leckie told the FSV website.
“Here I would like to earn playing time and play with the club in a successful season.”
Leckie joined Moenchengladbach in March last year from A-League club Adelaide United, before making 11 appearances off the bench during the 2011-12 campaign.
Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl said the club remains convinced of Leckie’s talent but wanted him to gain experience at FSV.