Eintracht Frankfurt made the headlines this week due to the surprising retirement of defender Martin Hinteregger. The Bundesliga club is planning further personnel changes for the coming season.
As the “picture” reported on Sunday, two more heroes of the Europa League squad of the past season are to leave the SGE in the summer.
On the one hand, attacker Goncalo Paciência is said to have been informed that Eintracht was no longer planning with him. After his loan spell at FC Schalke 04 in the 2020/2021 season, the 27-year-old returned to the Hessians last summer.
However, the sporting exclamation points of the Portuguese were limited. Under head coach Oliver Glasner, Paciência only scored five goals in 24 games across all competitions. However, with his two goals in the group stage of the Europa League against Royal Antwerp (one goal each at 1-0 and 2-2), the striker played his part in the fact that the SBU made it into the knockout phase in the European Cup at all.
Elfer hero Hrustic should also leave Eintracht
On the other hand, according to the newspaper, Ajdin Hrustic was also told that he could look for a new club. Like Paciência, the 25-year-old still has an ongoing contract with Eintracht until 2023.
The Australian came on as an extra-time substitute in Sevilla’s Europa League final triumph against Rangers FC and converted one of five penalties in a shoot-out.
The right winger has made 34 appearances for Frankfurt in the Bundesliga so far, scoring three goals for his colors. It is not yet known whether the duo is already in concrete talks with other clubs.
At Goncalo Paciência, a move to Getafe FC in the Spanish LaLiga was only shattered at short notice in the winter transfer window.