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Kiprit joins KFC Uerdingen

The striker leaves Berlin after more than five years at Hertha, joining third-division side KFC Uerdingen. Hertha will have a buy-back option for the player.

Muhammed Kiprit has represented Hertha since summer 2015, when he joined the club’s academy from Tennis Borussia as a 15-year-old. Since then, he has made his way through the youth teams before signing his first professional contract in 2018. Hertha will now part ways with the academy product, as the two-footed attacker leaves to join KFC Uerdingen of the 3. Liga. “Muhammed’s quality has always been evident in our academy teams, especially the danger he poses in front of goal. We are happy that he will now have the opportunity to show what he can do at senior level in the 3. Liga. We wish him all the best,” said Michael Preetz on Friday (11.09.20). With a buy-back clause in the player’s contract, however, the capital city club will have the option to bring Kiprit back to Berlin.

Preetz’s high estimation of the player is backed up by the stats; in 126 matches for the U17s, U19s and U23s, the 21-year-old notched 91 goals and provided another 20 assists. In the second half of the 2018/19 season, Kiprit joined FC Wacker Innsbruck in the Austrian first division, where he played five competitive matches during a six-month loan spell. After returning to Germany, Kiprit was the top-scorer in the north-west Regionalliga last season, as he netted 21 goals for Hertha U23s, including five hattricks. A first-team appearance for Hertha remained out of reach, though, and the player will now undertake a new challenge with KFC Uerdingen.

Teams, 14.09.2020