Bundesliga: Rob Friend tells Eintracht Frankfurt to forget about a free transfer
Rob Friend has told Eintracht Frankfurt he is happy to run down his contract and pick up the money.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 07/11/12 3:10pm
The former Canada international has a year-and-a-half remaining on his current deal but does not feature in the plans of manager Armin Veh.
Friend claims he has had the chance to move abroad on a free transfer but he is in no rush and is instead content to collect his salary at Commerzbank-Arena.
He told Bild: "Eintracht should forget about getting rid of me just for the sake of saving money.
"I have the desire to respect my existing contract. I am already 31 years of age. I could have joined clubs in foreign countries recently.
"But I definitely would have earned less money then, even though I was about to be granted a free transfer."
Friend added: "Eintracht manager Armin Veh has told me I am a surplus. This is clearly disappointing."