Berlin sign striker Koepke

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Berlin, June 12 (IANS) Hertha Berlin has completed the third summer transfer after signing Pascal Koepke from second division side Erzgebirge Aue, both clubs have confirmed.

The 22-year-old will reinforce Berlin’s offence as he put pen to paper on an undisclosed “long-term” contract. Both clubs agreed to keep silence over further transfer details, reports Xinhua news agency.

“We have closely scouted Pascal over the past few years and closely followed his development. We think he is ready for the step into Germany’s top flight and are convinced to have found a good addition for our offence,” Berlin’s sporting director Michael Preetz said on Monday.

Koepke has played since January 2016 for second division club Erzgebirge Aue and made 81 appearances, providing 12 assists and 30 goals.

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“I was delighted how Michael Preetz talked about me. The conditions at Hertha Berlin are great and it soon became clear to me that I would like to join Hertha,” the new arrival told the club’s official homepage.

After the arrivals of Javairo Dilrosun and Lukas Kluenter, Koepke is Berlin’s third summer signing for the upcoming season.

–IANS

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