Official: Schalke loans Barnetta to Frankfurt

Chris Kvesa
September 2, 2013
Official: Schalke loans Barnetta to Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt has announced the signing of Tranquillo Barnetta from Schalke on a season-long basis.

The arrivals of Kevin-Prince Boateng and Christian Clemens have lowered Barnetta's chances of making regular appearances at Veltins Arena.

The Swiss winger is now relishing the opportunity of making an impact with Armin Veh's side this season, with the team having recently qualified for the Europa League group stages.

"I'm delighted that the deal went through and about getting to know the city and the team," the 28-year-old was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"First, I must meet with the national team, however, and will return to Frankfurt with Pirmin Schwegler in 10 days."

Barnetta scored 10 goals during 68 appearances for his country to date.