Sports director Fredi Bobic from Bundesliga soccer club Hertha BSC has confirmed his interest in central defender Marc-Oliver Kempf from VfB Stuttgart. “Players whose contracts are running out and who have the quality are always exciting. He’s a player who is certainly also interesting,” said Bobic in an interview with Sky Sports News.
The contract of the 26-year-old Kempf, who has been associated with Berlin for a long time, runs in Stuttgart until the summer of 2022.
Bobic issued a positive interim report to the new coach Tayfun Korkut, under whom Hertha scored seven out of a possible twelve points. “Tayfun doesn’t have to save Hertha, it has to get them back on track. He mastered that with flying colors in the first few weeks with the team,” said Bobic.
For the second half of the season, Bobic would like the Berliners to perform well in the DFB Cup. In the second round, Hertha will meet city rivals Union (January 19).
“I just want the team to develop and that we really take it so seriously in the Cup, for example, that we say: This is maybe our competition and we want to tackle it with all our resolve,” said Bobic.