The Philadelphia Union have signed Swiss international and Bundesliga veteran Tranquillo Barnetta on a free transfer using targeted allocation money.
- Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) July 29, 2015
Barnetta, 30, played for Schalke in the Bundesliga last season, making 22 appearances and scoring three goals. Over his three years at Schalke, he made 60 appearances across all competitions.
The Swiss player spent the majority of his career with Bayer Leverkusen and had loan spells at both Hannover 96 and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Ahead of the signing, Union coach Jim Curtin said his time training with the Union was very positive and that the three-time World Cup participant fit in and trained well with the squad.