Meier secures Frankfurt stay
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alexander Meier has agreed a permanent switch to Eintracht Frankfurt.Hamburg midfielder Alexander Meier has agreed a permanent switch to promoted Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.
The talented 22-year-old finished the season on loan with Frankfurt and has now penned a contract tying him to the Commerzbank-Arena outfit until 2008.
Inspired by Meier's playmaker skills the Eagles were able to seal Bundesliga promotion and coach Friedhelm Funkel consequently made his signature a top priority this summer.
"It's our strategy to hand young players long-term contracts and this trend continues with the signing of Alexander Meier," declared Frankfurt chairman Heribert Bruchhagen.
Although both clubs remain silent about the financial details of the transfer, it is believed that Frankfurt had to spend around é¼600,000 for Meier's service.