CHANDLER RETURNS TO EINTRACHT
Tim Chandler didn't waste any time securing a new employer for next season - and it's in a familiar place.
On Tuesday, Eintracht Frankfurt announced the transfer of the 24-year-old German-American, with the right back inking a three-year deal that will last until June 30, 2017. Chandler was searching for a Bundesliga team after his club of the past four seasons, Nuremberg, suffered relegation from the German top division last month, and die Adler snatched him up for about €1 million, according to the German magazine kicker.
For Chandler, this is a return to his hometown and his hometown club. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Chandler was a member of the Eintracht Frankfurt youth system, starting in 2001 and working his way up to the Under-23 team by the 2009-2010 season.
He transferred to Nuremberg before the start of the 2010-2011 season and made his first-team debut in January 2011 by switching from an offensive-minded player to right back. Over a three-and-a-half year span, Chandler made 95 Bundesliga appearances and scored four goals for the Franken.
Frankfurt finished last season in 13th place, nine points above the relegation zone one season after qualifying for the Europa League.
Chandler joins Makoto Hasebe as a former-Nuremberg player who moved to Frankfurt this week. The Japanese international signed with die Adler on Monday.