Hoffenheim's David Abraham joins Eintracht Frankfurt

Hoffenheim defender David Abraham has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a three-year deal.

The 28-year-old Argentinian, who had one year remaining on his contract, made the switch to Frankfurt on Thursday for an undisclosed fee as he put pen to paper until the summer of 2018.

Former Basle player Abraham, who joined Hoffenheim from Getafe in January 2013, made 42 league appearances and scored two goals before making the switch to the Commerzbank-Arena.

He told Kicker: "I'm glad that I managed to do well at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

"The highly-professional environment and backing I got at Hoffenheim helped me mature further.''

Looking ahead, he added of his move to Frankfurt: "It's nice to play for such a large and long-established club. That to me is another challenge in the Bundesliga."

Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner is delighted to add Abraham to the squad ahead of the new season.

He said: "David fits exactly into the requirement profile that we have sought for the position of central defender. He is quick, and strong in the tackle.

"Since he already has gained experience in the Bundesliga, he will have no trouble adapting.''

Frankfurt, who finished ninth last term, begin their Bundesliga campaign at Wolfsburg on Aug. 15.