Bayer Leverkusen have signed Finland international goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Frankfurt, with the 28-year-old signing a five-year contract with Die Werkself.
Slovak-born Hradecky had been at Frankfurt since 2015, and featured in 100 games in all competitions for Die Adler. The 2017/18 campaign was arguably his most impressive to date, though, with the DFB Cup final win over Bayern Munich confirming his talent.
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“We’re very happy to have strengthened our team with an outstanding goalkeeper,” enthused Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler. “Lukas Hradecky is an excellent Bundesliga keeper, has international experience and was an absolute leader in Frankfurt. He demonstrated his quality impressively in the Cup final.”
Hradecky missed just a single game in his three years with Eintracht, but had confirmed last month that he would not be renewing his contract at the Commerzbank Arena. Hradecky becomes the third Finn to turn out for Leverkusen, following former Liverpool centre-back Sami Hyypia and current striker Joel Pohjanpalo.
“It’s an important step in my career,” said the 36-cap Finland No.1. “Bayer are a major player in the Bundesliga; the team plays beautiful attacking football and is a regular in European competitions. I’m sure we can achieve a lot together in the coming years.”