Tranquillo Barnetta swaps Schalke for Eintracht Frankfurt

Tranquillo Barnetta joins Eintracht Frankfurt from Schalke on a season-long loan deal.

Swiss international Tranquillo Barnetta has joined Eintracht Frankfurt from Schalke 04 on a season-long loan deal.

Barnetta has found first-team opportunities limited so far this season at Schalke, making just one appearance in their opening four league games.

With Schalke signing Kevin-Prince Boateng last week, Barentta has decided to join Frankfurt in search of regular first-team football, declaring that he is delighted to move to the Europa League contenders.

He told reporters: "I'm immensely delighted that it has worked out and that I will get to know the city and the team.

"First of all, though, I have to join my national team and then I will return to Frankfurt in 10 days' time with [Swiss teammate] Pirmin Schwegler."

The 28-year-old had been linked with Crystal Palace in recent weeks, but has decided to stay in Germany on a short-term basis.

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