Following the recent addition of Piatek to the squad, Matheus Cunha is also joining Hertha BSC with immediate effect. A deadline day transfer has seen the young Brazilian from RB Leipzig sign a long-term contract with the Blue and Whites. "Matheus is a young player with huge potential, who has already shown everyone what he is capable of. He can play in the centre or as a number 10, which gives our attacking game some versatility," said Michael Preetz. "We wanted to increase the quantity and improve the quality up front, which we have been able to do with the Piatek and Cunha transfers," said the managing director, explaining the idea behind the recent transfer market activities. The 20-year-old is highly motivated for his new task: "Hertha BSC went to a lot of effort for me and gave me a good feeling. I would like to build something here with my new teammates and try and help them out on the pitch," said the Brazilian.
In 2017, Cunha left his home country, moving from Coritiba FC to FC Sion. After a season there with ten goals and eight assists in 32 games, he joined RB Leipzig. Since 2018, he has made 52 competitive appearances for the Saxony side, including the league, the DFB-Pokal, the Europa League and the Champions League. Cunha scored nine goals and provided three assists for Leipzig. Over the last few weeks, Matheus Cunha has been with the Brazil U23s in Colombia at their Olympic 2020 qualifiers. After three wins against Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay, including two goals from Cunha, the Brazilian youngsters have already qualified for the final round before their last group game against Paraguay. In the final round, four teams will fight for two places at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In 13 games for the U23s, Hertha’s new signing has scored 11 goals.