Bayer Leverkusen have signed former Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky on a free transfer.
The 28-year-old Finland international has signed a five-year contract with Leverkusen after his deal at Eintracht came to an end.
Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller said: “We are very happy to have brought in an outstanding goalkeeper.
“Lukas Hradecky is a brilliant Bundesliga keeper, has great experience as an international and he was one of the absolute top players at Frankfurt.”
Eintracht won the DFB-Pokal at the weekend with victory over Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Voller added on Levekusen’s official website: “He certainly demonstrated his qualities in the cup final win.”
Lukas 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.”
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The arrival of Hradecky will increase speculation about the future of Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal.