Eintracht’s loan rangers – how they fared
No fewer than eight Frankfurt players went out on loan last season. Some of them enjoyed success, others less so.
Daichi Kamada: Incredible year for the skilful attacker
Daichi Kamada had probably the most successful year of all the Eagles players out on loan. The talented Japanese attacker really came into his own with Belgian side VV St. Truiden, scoring 16 goals and notching a further nine assists in 36 games.
Max Besuschkow: Another year to go
Max Besuschkow also had a good year – his first of a two-season loan – in Belgium, albeit in the second tier. The 22-year-old also managed to crack the 30-match barrier, racking up a total of 31 appearances across the Proximus League, play-offs and Belgian Cup.
Danny Blum: Returning to Germany
Danny Blum finished 12th in the Spanish Segunda División with UD Las Palmas, and while he struggled with muscle problems, he still made 23 appearances in the league. The 28-year-old will also be spending next season in the second tier but back in his homeland, having made a permanent move to VfL Bochum.
Aymen Barkok: Positive experience
Aymen Barkok made 13 appearances for Fortuna Düsseldorf, five of them starts. All three parties concerned agreed to extend the loan period for another year.
Marijan Cavar: Not the best of seasons
Marijan Cavar began the season as first choice for Croatian top-flight outfit NK Osijek, but the midfielder fell out of favour in the New Year and made just four appearances, as well as one for the second string. Osijek finished in third place, but the 21-year-old is now set to return to Frankfurt.
Deji Beyreuther: Heading home
Nineteen-year-old Deji Beyreuther struggled to establish himself with Chemnitzer FC and is heading back to Eintracht.
Noel Knothe: Put himself in the shop window
Noel Knothe was loaned out at the start of the year to FC Pipinsried, a team in the Bavarian regional league (fourth division), where he made 12 starts. As was recently announced, the 20-year-old does not feature in Eintracht’s current plans but his performances for Pipinsried will likely make him an attractive prospect for other clubs.
Andersson Ordonez: Permanent farewell
The last player in our list will have fallen off most fans’ radars. The Ecuadorian has spent the last 18 months back in his home country with 2018 league champions LDU Quito, who exercised their option to buy the 25-year-old in May.