Hertha BSC have added more depth in attack with the signing of Jhon Córdoba, who has signed a long-term deal at the ‘Old Lady’. “Jhon has already proven himself in the Bundesliga and in addition to his goal threat, he brings the attributes that we are looking for in attack: he is powerful, dynamic and assertive,” said Michael Preetz on Tuesday. Córdoba commented on his transfer, “I’m very pleased to be able to run out for Hertha BSC. I am very sure of the potential of this club and want to show my quality as fast as possible here,” said the attacker, who will wear the number 15 shirt.
To the Bundesliga via Mexico and Spain
The Columbian started his professional career in his homeland with Envigado FC. Two and a half years later, Córdoba joined Mexican top-flight side Jaguares de Chiapas, and after a short loan spell with Dorados de Sinaloa, made his move to Europe. After a 1 year loan at RCD Espanyol, the centre forward was signed on a permanent deal by Granada FC. A year later, the Colombian joined Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05 and secured Europa League football before moving to Köln. After a tough first season which ended in relegation to the second division, Córdoba ensured his side’s immediate return to the top flight with 20 goals. In the 2019/20 season, the attacker became a reliable goalscorer, finding the net on 13 occasions and ending the season as Köln’s top goalscorer. Córdoba has shown his goalscoring ability in the Colombian youth team, netting six times in 11 games for the U20 side.