Report: Ansgar Knauff agrees to join Eintracht Frankfurt on a permanent transfer

Ansgar Knauff. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Ansgar Knauff. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Ansgar Knauff has reportedly agreed to join Eintracht Frankfurt when his loan spell with the club ends in the summer.

It looks increasingly likely that Eintracht Frankfurt will make Ansgar Knauff’s loan move permanent this summer. According to Sport1, the Eagles have reached an agreement on personal terms with the Germany U-21s international and will now look to agree a transfer fee with Borussia Dortmund.

A return to BVB is no longer an option for Knauff, and Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krösche is hoping to sign the 21 year old for a fee in the region of five million euros. It was reported earlier this month that the Black and Yellows are holding out for a fee of around seven million euros.

Knauff, who helped Eintracht Frankfurt win the UEFA Europa League last season, has endured a difficult second season with Oliver Glasner’s side. The wing-back has found himself in and out of the team this season thanks to injury troubles and an increased competition for places. And Eintracht will be hoping that he can make more of an impact next season under a new coach.

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Ansgar Knauff came through the youth team ranks at Borussia Dortmund and broke into the first team in 2021. But he wasn’t able to get as much game time as he would have liked, and joined Eintracht Frankfurt on an 18-month loan deal in January 2022. Knauff has made a total of 51 appearances for Eintracht, and has a total of four goals and five assists to his name.