Football: Frankfurt signs Colombian striker Borre and Spanish teenager Herrero



BERLIN: Eintracht Frankfurt has beefed up its squad for next season by signing Spanish teenager Enrique Herrero Garcia and Colombian striker Rafael Borre, replacing top scorer Andre Silva.

Herrero, 16, signed a four-year contract with Villarreal Frankfurt, confirmed on Tuesday.

“Enrique is a player with great potential and an exciting prospect,” said Frankfurt sporting director Markus Kroesche.

“Here he will have the time and the opportunities to develop and take his first steps in professional football.”

Herrero is the third Spanish teenager from Frankfurt to sign in 2021 after striker Ignacio Ferri Julia, 16, from Alzira and winger Fabio Blanco, 17, from Valencia.

Herrero and Blanco are both young Spanish internationals.

The Bundesliga club have also signed Borre from Argentine club River Plate on a free transfer.

“He will help us with his scoring instinct,” Kroesche added.

The 25-year-old replaces Portuguese striker Silva, who joined Champions League side RB Leipzig after scoring 28 goals for Frankfurt in the Bundesliga last season.

Borre is set to play for Colombia in the Copa America semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday, with Brazil already qualified for the final.

This is the third time Borre has signed for a European club after stints with Atletico Madrid and Villarreal, but he made his breakthrough at River Plate, where Borre has scored 56 goals in 149 competitive games.

He was also in the River Plate squad that won the 2018 Copa Libertadores title.


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