Braunschweig - Eintracht Braunschweig have completed their first summer signing since confirming their return to Germany’s top flight after snapping up Marco Caligiuri from 1. FSV Mainz 05 on a two-year contract.

The 29-year-old German-Italian, formerly of VfB Stuttgart, MSV Duisburg and Greuther Fürth, has 88 Bundesliga appearances (six goals) and 54 Bundesliga 2 outings (two goals) under his belt and boasts a wealth of experience.

"Play a bigger role"

"We’re delighted to be able to welcome Marco Caligiuri to Braunschweig for the next two years,” explained Eintracht’s sporting director Marc Arnold. “Our team has grown in quality due to this signing. He has gained a lot of experience in the Bundesliga in recent years and knows what it takes to step into the role of a leading player amongst a squad.”

“I’m pleased that both parties were able to reach an agreement so quickly and am looking forward to the challenge ahead,” said Caligiuri of his summer move. “I decided the join Braunschweig because I saw an opportunity to play a bigger role at a Bundesliga side. The positive discussions with Marc Arnold and Torsten Lieberknecht were very convincing.”