Goalkeeper Wiedwald returns to Eintracht Frankfurt
Felix Wiedwald has followed Nicolai Müller in returning to Eintracht, joining from Leeds United on a three-year deal.
Following the departures of Lukas Hradecky (Bayer Leverkusen) and Leon Bätge (Würzburger Kickers), Eintracht Frankfurt have completed their new goalkeeping line-up for the forthcoming season. Felix Wiedwald, who played for the Eagles between 2013 and 2015, has rejoined the club from English Championship side Leeds United, penning a three-year contract. He will compete for the goalkeeper’s jersey with Frederik Rönnow, whose move from Brøndby IF was announced in April.
Well equipped between the sticks
“Felix is a reliable goalkeeper who’s matured in recent years,” said sporting director Bruno Hübner. “He’s been signed as back-up for Frederik Rönnow and together with him and Jan Zimmermann, will ensure we have plenty of strength in depth in the goalkeeping department.” The 28 year-old has 70 Bundesliga and 47 Bundesliga 2 appearances to his name from his spells with Eintracht, Werder Bremen and MSV Duisburg.
Wiedwald made 28 appearances for Leeds in England’s second tier last season, keeping 12 clean sheets. “I think I’ve developed as a person through the experience of playing abroad,” he said. “Now it’s about settling back in at Frankfurt, showing what I can do and ideally playing as much as possible.”