Bundesliga club Hertha BSC added personnel after the weak start to the season. The Berliners announced on Monday the commitment of offensive player Ishak Belfodil, the 29-year-old comes from league rivals TSG Hoffenheim. Neither club gave any information about the modalities. The Algerian Belfodil still had a contract in Hoffenheim until 2022.
“With Ishak we are getting a proven goalscorer who has a certain amount of experience and has already proven his accuracy in the storm center. He knows where the goal is and he will surely bring us further in the offensive area,” said Berlin’s sports director Fredi Bobic.
Hertha, which started the new season with defeats against 1. FC Köln (1: 3) and VfL Wolfsburg (1: 2), was looking for reinforcements on the offensive. In view of the looming departure of the Brazilian playmaker Matheus Cunha to Atletico Madrid, these were needed all the more urgently.
Belfodil moved from Werder Bremen to Hoffenheim in July 2018. He played a total of 47 Bundesliga games (16 goals), five Champions League and four Europa League games (one goal each) and four DFB Cup appearances for TSG.