Eintracht Frankfurt have signed 20-year-old Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada from Sagan Tosu on a four-year contract.
Kamada has scored three goals and set up a further two in 16 matches in Japan in the current J-League season, and DFB Pokal finalists Frankfurt are reported to have paid €2.5 million for him.
"Daichi has a lot of potential. We've seen him play many times," Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic told the club's official website.
"He makes our attacking midfield more variable."
Eintracht Frankfurt have said they are "irritated" that Alex Meier failed to inform them about the severity of an ankle injury sustained while working out on holiday in Florida.
Meier, 34, had surgery on the ankle last week and will be unavailable for two months while he recovers.
But, while wishing their attacker a "speedy recovery," the club also noted that Meier failed to fulfil his obligations as a Frankfurt employee.
"The player and his agent informed Eintracht Frankfurt's sporting hierarchy...
SOCHI, Russia -- Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo will require surgery and miss at least three months after injuring his shoulder during Mexico's 2-1 victory over New Zealand in Confederations Cup, his club, Eintracht Frankfurt confirmed on Thursday.
Salcedo, 23, was stretchered off the field in the 33rd minute of the match with the shoulder injury and was taken to hospital.
A news release from the Mexican federation early Thursday confirmed that Salcedo had damaged the ligament in the acromioclavicular...