Report: West Ham United target and Alex Song replacement, Stefan Reinartz, agrees move to Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

The German international has reportedly agreed a free transfer switch from Bayer Leverkusen.

Earlier this month it was reported by The Mirror that West Ham United had targeted Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Stefan Reinartz as a replacement for Alex Song, who is not set to be brought in permanently after his loan spell from Barcelona comes to an end.

The German is currently with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, but his current deal expires in the summer and West Ham were said keen on snapping him up for free..

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play at the back, has been with Bayer since 1999 and made his first-team debut in 2008. He has since gone on to become a fully fledged German international - with three caps to his name.

However, his playing time has diminished in the last two seasons, so he is seeking a move away from the club in order to play regular first-team football.

But it would appear West Ham will not be his destination.

It is being reported that Reinartz, who said goodbye to Leverkusen fans at their final home game against Hoffenheim last weekend, will be joining Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer this summer.

Frankfurter Rundschau reports that the deal is done, with an announcement imminent. Considering Bayer take on Eintracht in what could be Reinartz's final game for the club this weekend - it is understandable why the apparently 'done' deal has not yet been announced.

But it certainly appears as though West Ham can cross his name from the list.

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