All good things are worth waiting for: Following intense discussions between the two parties, Hertha BSC and Muhammed Kiprit officially joined forces on Tuesday when the 18-year-old put pen to paper on his first professional contract with the capital city club. "Muhammed is an outstanding talent who has proved his quality in front of goal in the club’s junior sides," commented Michael Preetz, before adding: "Muhammed has nowhere near reached his full potential yet. Now it’s about him finding his feet in professional football and continuing to make progress. He’ll have our full support."
Goal getter in the academy
The forward came to the Hertha academy from Tennis Borussia in the summer of 2015. Particularly impressive were his two seasons in the North/North East Bundesliga for the U19s: Kiprit recorded 19 goals and six assists in 2016/17, and went on to score 23 and assist seven the season after. The young man with Turkish roots also played a big part in the U19 Meisterschaft, scoring a total of three goals over both semi-finals against Dortmund. Kiprit also has some experience on an international stage: In 2016 he made two appearances for the Turkey U19s. In April this year, he made his debut for the Germany U19s alongside Dennis Smarsch, Julius Kade and Nikos Zografakis.