David Abraham will leave Eintracht Frankfurt in January and return to Argentina to spend time with his family, according to German media outlet Kicker.
The veteran defender who is captain of his club will call time on his professional career six months before the end of his contract. He was scheduled to return to Argentina in the summer but decided to stay in Germany for six more months to help his club due to the challenges posed by the pandemic. Sports director, Fredi Bobic, said:
“David had informed us about his plans for a long time and everything was agreed. David originally wanted to go back to his home country in the summer – but then Corona intervened and we were happy to have him with us a little longer.”
Another experienced head at the back for Frankfurt, Makoto Hasebe, is in the final year of his contract with the club and is yet to sign an extension. In the event that the 36 year old leaves, the German side will be in serious need of reinforcements.
Even if Hasebe extends his stay in Frankfurt, their captain will need to be replaced and Shkodran Mustafi has been identified as a potential replacement, according to German media outlet Sport1. The Arsenal defender is in the final year of his contract and will be available on a free transfer next summer. It remains to be seen if Frankfurt will be interested in signing him in the January transfer window.