Socceroo Joins Bundesligaclub

Another Aussie has joined one of Germany’s best clubs.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Australia stands for a minute silence during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Thailand at AAMI Park on September 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Socceroo Ajdin Hrustic has signed a three-year deal with German club Eintracht Frankfurt.

Hrustic is the third Australians playing in Europe’s top soccer leagues, with the 24-year-old on completing his move from Dutch club FC Groningen on a deal reportedly worth $1m.

Fellow Aussies, Brighton’s Mat Ryan and Hertha Berlin’s Mathew Leckie are the only Australians currently playing in the top tiers of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues between England, Italy, France, Spain and Germany.

Melbourne-born Hrustic has made three Socceroos appearances since debuting in 2017.

Frankfurt’s sporting director Fredi Bobic said Hrustic adds versatility and determination to the club’s ranks.

“Ajdin has been convincing for three years with constant performances in the Dutch league and at the age of 24 is far from the end of his development,” Bobic said.

Frankfurt are third on the Bundesliga ladder after two matches.

Hrustic is a huge chance to debut when the club host table-topping Hoffenheim on Saturday.