Berlin- Another new signing! Pascal Köpke signed for Hertha on Monday. The forward moves from Erzgebirger Aue and has signed a long-term deal at the Olympiastadion. “We have monitored Pascal closely in the last few years and followed his very good development.
We trust him to make the step up to Bundesliga football and are convinced we have found another good option for us going forward,” said Michael Preetz on the 22-year-old.
The youngster becomes the third addition to the squad following the acquisition of Javairo Dilrosun and Lukas Klünter. “I was excited following talks with Michael Preetz and how he talked about me. The facilities here are super and it was very clear to me very quickly that I wanted to move here,” said Köpke.
Köpke is the son of the former world class goalkeeper Andreas, who has been the national team’s goalkeeping coach since 2004. As a junior he played in Herzogenrauch before moving to Nürnburg’s youth system in 2003, where he would go on to appear for all junior teams before signing for SpVgg Unterhacing.
The then Germany under-20 international made his 3. Liga debut in the Munich suburbs and scored on his pro debut – a goal which would also be voted as the club’s Goal of the Month.
Köpke found the net 13 times in 36 games until a move to Karlsruher in 2015. After half a year there he moved to Aue on loan before a permanent moved. By June 2018 he scored 10 goals in 14 3.Liga games, and in 67 games in Bundesliga 2 he has scored 20 goals and provided 11 assists.