Eintracht Frankfurt sign Philippines international Stephan Schrock

The German side have captured the Azkals midfielder from Hoffenheim on a two-year deal having been interested in him since last year

Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed the signing of Philippines international Stephan Schrock from league rivals 1899 Hoffenheim. 

The 26-year-old midfielder has signed a two year contract with the Die Adler, which will last till June 30, 2015 but the financial details of the deal were not revealed by his new club.

In a statement posted on the club's official website following the capture of the player, Frankfurt manager Armin Veh revealed that he was attracted to Schrock’s ability to fit into different roles on the field. 

"We were there last year [and were] already interested in Stephan Schrock because he can be used in several positions," he said.

"We are pleased that the transfer is now completed."

With his latest transfer to Frankurt, Schrock will be able to taste continental football as the club ended their 2012-13 season in sixth position and are scheduled to play in the Uefa Europa League play-off round in August. 

Schrock graduated from the SpVgg Greuther Furth youth team in 2004 and was promptly snapped up by its senior team, signing his first professional contract in the same year.

The midfielder spent eight years at the club and was instrumental in their promotion to the top division in his last year there in the 2011-12 season, after which he made the move to Hoffenheim. 

Schrock was born in Schweinfurt, West Germany on August 21 1986 to a German father and a Philippines mother.

He had previously represented Germany at the Under-18 level right up to the U20s but decided to turn out for his mother's country of birth. Schrock made his debut for the Azkals in 2011 in their 2-1 defeat to Kuwait in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier.