Hertha Berlin have just completed their fourth signing of the summer after Japanese international Genki Haraguchi signed a four-year contract with the Old Lady.
The 23- year-old striker is arriving from Urawa Red Diamonds, who are currently the leaders of the J- League, and receives a four year contract which will last until 30 June 2018. The fee for the deal has not been disclosed.
An attacking midfielder and/or striker, he is a very interesting bet on the future it might pan out as well as Shinji Kagawa did for Dortmund.
"Genki Haraguchi is a variable attacker who can play on the left and right side, in the center or as a second striker" says Michael Preetz who is the sporting director at Hertha BSC.
Hertha Berlin's new signing will need time for acclimatisation. The Japan international will join up with former team-mate Hajime Hosogai in Berlin who joined the club in 2013.
Genki Haraguchi has scored 33 goals in a 162 matches in the Japanese League. He has played three games for Japan's international football team, but he is not part of the squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
Hertha Berlin has already signed Leverkusen's Jens Hegeler, Basel's Valentin Stocker, and Nuremberg's Marvin Plattenhadt. Hertha Berlin finished this season on 11th place in the Bundesliga table.
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