Most substitutes at Eintracht Frankfurt: Goncalo Paciencia moves to Celta Vigo.
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Of: Jan Oeftger

Goncalo Paciencia has no future at Eintracht Frankfurt. Now the striker is moving to Celta Vigo.

Update from Saturday, August 6th, 2:50 p.m.: Now the change is perfect. As leaked on Friday (August 5; see first report), Goncalo Paciencia is moving from Eintracht Frankfurt to Spanish first division club Celta Vigo. Eintracht shared that the day after heavy 1:6 defeat at the start of the Bundesliga season against Bayern Munich With. Paciencia will “be remembered as a great team player,” said SGE sports director Markus Krösche.

The 28-year-old Portuguese came to Hessen from FC Porto in 2018 for three million euros, for whom he scored 20 goals in 85 games. The contract of the striker, who played on loan for Schalke 04 in the 2020/21 season, was valid until the summer of 2023. The club did not provide any information about the fee. Celta Vigo will start their season in La Liga on August 13 against Espanyol Barcelona.

Eintracht Frankfurt: Goncalo Paciencia is drawn to Spain

First report from Friday, August 5th: Frankfurt – Eintracht Frankfurt has added to the center forward position this summer. Lucas Alario and Randal Kolo Muani are new to SBU. It would therefore not have been easier for Goncalo Paciencia to collect playing time in the new season. the The Frankfurters had given the Portuguese permission a long time ago. Now he has found a new club. It’s going to Spain.

The Spanish Newspaper La Voz de Galicia announces that Paciencia has terminated his contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, which was actually valid until 2023, and will switch to Celta Vigo on a free transfer. He is expected to sign a contract with the Spanish first division club until 2025. The Portuguese is said to be the absolute dream player of Vigo coach Eduardo Coudet.

Most substitutes at Eintracht Frankfurt: Goncalo Paciencia moves to Celta Vigo. © Jürgen Kessler/imago

Eintracht Frankfurt: Paciencia was mostly just a backup

Eintracht Frankfurt signed Paciencia in 2018 for three million euros from FC Porto. The striker spent the 2020/2021 season on loan at FC Schalke 04. In 85 games for SGE, Paciencia scored 20 times. He also scored seven goals for his teammates. However, he was never able to assert himself in the long term. He often came to coach Oliver Glasner and his predecessor Adi Hütter as a substitute from the bench. He also had problems with injuries. Last season he was only allowed to play 90 minutes twice.

After Eintracht signed two new strikers in the summer, Paciencia’s chances of playing time in the future would have been even smaller. In the cup game in Magdeburg, he didn’t even make it into the matchday squad. In Spain, he is now looking for a new challenge with the prospect of more playing time, an hour and a half to two hours’ drive from his hometown of Porto. Paciencia could not be the last Eintracht exit. There are also persistent rumors about top player Kostic. (yeah)

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