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Official: Paciencia sold to Celta Vigo

By Peter Vice

Portuguese striker Gonçalo Paciencia completed his transfer to Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon.

Goncalo Paciencia.
Goncalo Paciencia.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0

After four years in German football, Eintracht Frankfurt striker Gonçalo Paciencia is off to Spain following the completion of his reported upon transfer to Celta Vigo. The 28-year-old scored twenty goals and contributed seven assists in 85 total appearances for the Eagles of Germany's commercial capital. Loaned out to FC Schalke 04 for the 2020/21 campaign, Paciencia featured very little during an injury riddled season.

Frankfurt's procurement of Argentine strikers Lucas Alario and Randal Kolo Muani this offseason left the SGE's go-to-relief forward expendable. In statements accompanying the departure, however, Eintracht sporting director Markus Krosche made clear that the role Paciencia played within the team last year remained appreciated. The twice-capped international helped Oliver Glasner earn his first win as Frankfurt head-coach in late September. He finished last year with three goals and one assists across all competitions.

"Goncalo Paciencia has always put himself at the service of the team," Krösche noted in a statement accompanying the news, "He scored important goals off the bench. At Eintracht Frankfurt, he will be remembered as a great team player."

The transaction is a straight sale, with no information on the transfer fee available at this time. Paciencia maintains an estimated market worth of €3 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. This is precisely the amount die Adler paid to bring him in from FC Porto in 2018. The SGE recouped most of this already with a reported €2 million fee attached to the 2020 Schalke loan.

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