Mexico's Marco Fabian leaving Chivas Guadalajara for Eintracht Frankfurt
Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is about to have a new familiar face join him in the Bundesliga.
Mexican forward Marco Fabian is leaving Chivas Guadalajara for Eintracht Frankfurt, the Mexican club announced on Friday. Fabian will join the German club once the transfer window opens next month.
Fabian, a 26-year-old Guadalajara native, capped his best professional year and opened eyes with a bicycle kick goal against Barcelona in a summer friendly in 2011 and has frequently been mooted for a move abroad in recent years. He has spent the duration of his professional career, which spans back to 2007, with Chivas, save for a loan stint to Cruz Azul in 2013-14.
Fabian was also part of Mexico's gold medal-winning team at the 2012 Olympics in London and was on Miguel Herrera's squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He'll be aiming to match the exploits of his countryman, Chicharito, who has 18 goals in 21 games since leaving Manchester United for Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. Eintracht Frankfurt is in a far different situation than sixth-place Leverkusen, however. Currently in a fight against relegation, the club sits in 15th place in the 18-team league with 19 goals in 16 games ahead of its final match before the Bundesliga's winter break.