Eintracht have signed Swiss international Shani Tarashaj from Everton FC on a one-year loan deal.

Swiss international Shani Tarashaj
Swiss international Shani Tarashaj

21-year old Tarashaj was born in Hausen / Albis in Switzerland and also has Albanian citizenship. He joined Grashoppers' youth in 2011 and their first team in 2013. In 95 competitive matches for Grashoppers, he scored 24 goals. Across Switzerland's national youth teams, he featured in 49 matches (29 goals) and he recorded five caps for Switzerland's first team "Nati".

In January 2016, Premier League club Everton FC signed the Swiss international until 2020 and re-loaned him to Zurich until the end of the season. Tarashaj received the jersey number 30 at Eintracht.

Sporting Director Bruno Hübner: "The signing of Shani Tarashaj is a consequence of Luc Castaignos' departure to Sporting. Tarashaj is a variable attacking player with great quality, despite his young age. He will make our game more flexible."

Player Facts:

  • Name: Shani Tarashaj
  • Date of Birth: 07 February 1995
  • Age: 21
  • Nationality: Switzerland / Albania
  • Height: 1.76m
  • Position: Striker, attacking midfield
  • Foot: Right
  • Last Club: Grasshoppers Club Zürich (on loan from Everton)
  • Languages: German, English, Albanian