Transfer profile: Eintracht Frankfurt sign Sasa Kalajdzic

A familiar face returns to the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt announcing the loan signing of striker Sasa Kalajdzic from English side Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

The 26-year-old Austrian international spent three seasons with VfB Stuttgart between 2019 and 2022 scoring 24 goals in 60 competitive fixtures for the Swabians. He joined from Austrian side for €6 million, but then forced through a move to the Premier League with Stuttgart receiving €18 million for the six foot seven inch forward.

The move however started badly with Kalajdzic suffering a serious ACL injury on his Premier League debut against Southampton just three days after signing for Wolves. It was almost a year until he made his second appearance at the start of the current season and thus far he has made thirteen appearances and scored three goals. 

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With both Omar Marmoush (seven goals) and Fares Chaibi (one goal, four assists) away on African Cup of Nations duty, the Adler identified bringing in a new striker as one of their priorities in the current transfer window. 

The move will give Kalajdzic the chance to get more regular starts (and goals) to try to force his way back into the Austrian national team squad for this summer’s European Championship finals so could be a win/ win situation for both parties. It is unknown as to whether a clause exists whereby Frankfurt can purchase the player in the summer.

What they’re saying:

Markus Krösche (director of sport): “Sasa has already proven that he can play a very good role in the Bundesliga. His style of play will bring a new component to our game. He is a strong player with good positional and heading skills. We firmly believe that he can help us immediately because of his experience.”

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