Mexico international defender Carlos Salcedo has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan from Chivas Guadalajara.
A Chivas and Tigres UANL youth player and later a Real Salt Lake academy graduate, Guadalajara-born Salcedo made 25 MLS appearances for the RSL first team, before returning to hometown giants Chivas in January 2015. He turned out 49 times for his boyhood club, but was on the move again 18 months later, joining Fiorentina at the start of 2016/17 on loan.
"I am very exciting about playing in the Bundesliga, and for my new team in Frankfurt," Salcedo said. "It's a great step for me to be able to play in Germany, I am very happy."
The nine-time Mexico international, who made 20 appearances for La Viola in all competitions last term, is currently away on FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup duty.
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"We've been watching Carlos for a long time," admitted Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic. "With him we are bringing in a central defender who doesn't shy away from 50-50 challenges. He has real Mexican fighting spirit."
Salcedo will help to plug the gap left by Jesus Vallejo, who has returned to parent club Real Madrid after an impressive season on loan with the Eagles. The Mexican is Frankfurt's fourth summer recruit after Sebastien Haller (Utrecht), Gelson Fernandes (Stade Rennes) and Danny da Costa (Leverkusen), and the club have the option to make his loan move permanent next summer.