Lukas Hradecky (c.) is hoping to bow out on a high note from Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup final in May. - © imago / Kirchner-Media
Lukas Hradecky (c.) is hoping to bow out on a high note from Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup final in May. - © imago / Kirchner-Media
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Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky confirms summer departure

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky has confirmed that he will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer, but has set the Eagles the target of winning the DFB Cup before he moves on to pastures new.

Hradecky, 28, was speaking to bundesliga.com following his side's recent 1-0 victory over Schalke in the DFB Cup last four, which sets up a chance for last year's beaten finalists to make amends when they face Bayern Munich for the title on 19 May.

"My last game for Frankfurt will be in Berlin, so that's where I'll say goodbye," the Finland international said. "If I can do so with the trophy in my hands it would be amazing. I'm really looking forward to it.

"Obviously I'd like to leave behind a positive impression here in Frankfurt and with the fans. It's been a very good season for us so far and we can qualify for Europe thanks to our league position. If we can win the cup on top of that it would be sensational."

Watch: Hradecky talks future plans and winning the DFB Cup

Hradecky, who joined Frankfurt from Brondby in summer 2015, has been one of the Bundesliga's standout goalkeepers in 2017/18. He has only conceded 40 goals so far this season, a tally bettered by just five other teams in the division.

He is out of contract at the end of June, however, and Frankfurt recently announced the signing of Brondby stopper Frederik Rönnow. The 25-year-old Denmark international has agreed a four-year deal - subject to a medical - commencing 1 July 2018.

"We're in no doubt Frederik Rönnow has the right qualities and the personality," said Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic. "We're happy to have reached an agreement. We've filled an important position."

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