Altintop signs for Frankfurt

BERLIN - Striker Halil Altintop has joined Eintracht Frankfurt for the rest of the season, the Bundesliga club said on Thursday.

Turkey international Altintop, who joined Schalke 04 in 2006 but has hardly featured in recent months, has signed a contract until the end of the present campaign, it said.

"I can hardly wait to play," Altintop said. "For me it is like a new start given that in the last six months at Schalke I hardly played."