Berlin – When Fabian Lustenberger signed for Hertha BSC in August 2007, both parties couldn’t have imagined that he would play for the club for over a decade and become such an important figure. The defensive-minded player will leave Hertha after twelve years at the club in the summer – an extremely long time in professional football. After the current season is over, the 30-year-old will sign for BSC Young Boys in his homeland. “Fabian informed us about his wish to leave. We will do all we can to achieve our goals for the season together. We will then give our oldest-serving player a deserving send-off at the end of the season,” said sporting director Michael Preetz on Monday (28/01/19).
“I will always be a Herthaner, but an opportunity came up for me that I couldn’t refuse. My family has lived in Switzerland for a long time and I am happy to be returning. Before it’s time for me to go, I would like to end my time here with a successful season and will give everything once more!” said Hertha’s number 28. Lustenberger has signed a three-year contract with the reigning Swiss champions, with an option of a year extension. Young Boys currently have a 19 point lead over FC Basel as they look set to retain their title. The side from Bern finished bottom of their Champions League group, after winning four points in a group alongside Juventus, Manchester United and Valencia.