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Ache to join hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt from Sparta Rotterdam

17:45 GMT 03/01/2020
Ragnar Ache Sparta Rotterdam 2019-20
The 21-year-old forward of Ghanaian descent player will leave the Dutch top-flight to return to the city of his birth

Eintracht Frankfurt have officially signed Ragnar Ache from Sparta Rotterdam until the summer of 2025, but he will remain with the Dutch outfit for the rest of the current campaign.

The 21-year-old makes a return to the Hesse State capital where he was born and raised.

Die Adler are the second team Ache will be playing for in his senior career having started at Rotterdam in 2017.

Ache spent a bulk of the 2018-19 season on the sidelines with injury and was thus demoted to the Rotterdam Under-21 squad.

The forward has, however, overcome those worries to feature 17 times for De Kasteelheren in the Eredivisie this season, scoring five goals and providing three assists.

“The fact that a player has already publicly recognized Eintracht and his hometown in the past is certainly not common and speaks for the player's identification with our goals," Frankfurt Sporting Director Fredi Bobic said on the club website.

"Ragnar will further expand our options in attack and thus make us more flexible. He has all the facilities to play a good role with us in the future. We offer him all the opportunities and time he needs to get used to the Bundesliga level.

“Ache will still be under contract with Sparta Rotterdam until the end of the season."

Ache qualifies to play for Ghana through his mother, while his father is German.

Rotterdam are 11th in the Eredivise with 23 points, while Frankfurt are in 13th place in the Bundesliga, just four points off the relegation zone.