Trapp joins Eintracht on loan
Germany goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has returned to Eintracht Frankfurt on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Kevin Trapp has rejoined Eintracht after three years at Paris Saint-Germain. Trapp made 96 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles between 2012 and 2015. The 1.89-metre goalkeeper also has three caps for Germany and was part of Joachim Löw’s 2018 FIFA World Cup squad in Russia.
Hübner: “Speaks volumes for the club’s status”
“Frederik Rönnow’s current knee problems gave us something to think about,” said Eintracht sporting director Bruno Hübner, who signed Trapp six years ago from 1. FC Kaiserslautern. “Unfortunately our first-choice keeper sustained a knee injury during pre-season which hasn’t yet fully healed and he’s constantly having to battle. We believe in his qualities and have confidence that he’ll grow into the role as number one. However, now we’ve been offered the chance to sign a goalkeeper who’s not only ready to play immediately but is also a big name with great leadership potential. It speaks volumes for the club’s status that a current Germany international has chosen us over other top clubs.”
Trapp will be able to play for Adi Hütter’s side in the UEFA Europa League, and the Saarland native is pleased to be back at his former stomping ground. “When I was in Paris, I always looked back fondly on my time at Frankfurt,” said the 28-year-old. “The 2013/14 season in the Europa League was special and obviously I’d like to relive that now. It was important for me to come into an environment where I feel happy and where I can play. I’m looking forward to another season at Eintracht.” Trapp will wear the number 31 shirt and could make his debut in Saturday’s home game against SV Werder Bremen (15:30 CEST).