Eintracht Frankfurt has secured the services of long-time Cologne midfield boss Ellyes Skhiri. Eintracht announced the deal on Wednesday evening, Skhiri, whose contract with FC had expired, signed with Hessen until 2027.
The Tunisian had previously said goodbye to the Cologne fans with a long post. The 28-year-old defensive midfielder had played for Cologne since 2019.
“With Ellyes Skhiri we were able to sign an absolute dream player. He is a seasoned Bundesliga player with plenty of national and international experience,” said Frankfurt’s sporting director Markus Krösche: “Despite lucrative offers from home and abroad, he decided to go with Eintracht and underlined that , how much he identifies with the task here in Frankfurt. Ellyes will be an important player and stabilizer in defensive midfield.”
FC had struggled to keep Skhiri tied for longer. But the World Cup participant decided on a new challenge. “A new adventure is waiting for him,” Skhiri wrote on Instagram. “A new phase that I hope will allow me to evolve and advance to achieve my dreams and sporting goals.”