Frankfurt sign Occean
Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Olivier Occean from fellow promoted Bundesliga outfit Greuther Furth on a three-year contract.
Last Updated: 03/07/12 5:52pm
Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Olivier Occean from fellow promoted Bundesliga outfit Greuther Furth on a three-year contract for a reported fee of €1.2million.
The announcement was made on Tuesday with Occean penning a contract until June 2015.
The 30-year-old was a key player in Furth's campaign in the German second division last season, helping them gain promotion to the Bundesliga.
Eintracht coach Armin Veh is pleased to have the Canada international in his team and is confident that he will prove to be a success.
"I am happy to welcome Olivier Occean to Eintracht Frankfurt," he told Kicker-Sportmagazin.
"He is a goalscoring striker who is also able to hold up the ball in the front line.
"We have been on the lookout for exactly that kind of a striker.
"I did not really think that this transfer would go through.
"Olivier Occean will be a massive strengthening of Eintracht Frankfurt."