Berlin – Genki Haraguchi’s footballing future is clear: the Japanese winger will leave Hertha BSC for Hannover 96 at the start of the new season. “We thank Genki for everything he has done for the club and we wish him all the best for his new challenge ahead”, said sporting director Michael Preetz on Tuesday (12.06).
Haraguchi, who will compete with Japan at the World Cup, arrived in Berlin in the summer of 2014 from Japanese side, Urawa Red Diamonds. Since then, he has made 106 appearances in Hertha colours, with six goals and ten assists to his name. In the second half of last season, the 27-year-old played for Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan, who he helped to promotion to the Bundesliga. However, Haraguchi now permanently parts ways with BSC.
Hertha would like to thank Genki Haraguchi for his services to the club and wishes him the best of luck for the future.