Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the signing of midfielder Stephan Schroeck from Hoffenheim after tracking the player for over a year.
The 26-year-old, who has signed a two-year-deal, joined Hoffenheim in 2012 but struggled to break into the first team and has left the club for an undisclosed fee after making just 10 appearances.
Schroeck made his debut for Hoffenheim against Frankfurt in September 2012, but it did not go well for the midfielder as he was sent off for two bookable offences.
That did not unduly worry Frankfurt manager Armin Veh, with the 52-year-old admitting that, having missed out on the former Germany youth international last year, he was happy to finally get his man.
“We were interested in Stephan Schroeck last year,” he told the club’s official website. “He can play several positions. We are pleased that we have been able to complete the transfer.”
Schroeck was born in the Philippines but represented Germany at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level before making his international debut for the country of his birth in 2011.