Mario Goetze, who used to play for Germany, signed a three-year deal with Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday. This is his return to the Bundesliga after spending two years with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
The attacking midfielder found his form again after moving to the Dutch club from Borussia Dortmund in 2020. He scored the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina.
In a statement from Eintracht, Goetze said, “This club has changed in a strange way and has taken a bold and interesting path that I can follow.” “I can’t wait to play in the Bundesliga again.”
The 30-year-old started his career at Dortmund. In 2013, he moved to Bayern Munich for three years and then went back to Dortmund.
Goetze won the German league five times, but he had trouble keeping his starting spot at Bayern and Dortmund in his second stint, so he moved to Eindhoven.
The league starts on August 5, when champions Bayern play Eintracht.
David Neres to Benfica
Benfica said that they have signed Brazilian forward David Neres from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year contract.
Benfica will pay 15.3 million euros ($16 million) for the 25-year-old player, who did not play for Shakhtar because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine a month after he signed for them from Ajax Amsterdam.
“It’s nice to be in a country where everyone speaks Portuguese, and I’m very happy to join the club. “Benfica is a famous team in both Europe and the rest of the world,” Neres said.
The club also said on Monday that Everton Soares, who is from the same country as Neres, would leave after two years to play for Flamengo in Brazil for 13.5 million euros.
Last season, Benfica came in third place in the Primeira Liga. In May, they hired Roger Schmidt to be their head coach.