Per Skjelbred has been a part of Hertha Berlin for many years. In 2013 when he was first loaned to the club from Hamburg to a year later when he decided to go sign for the Blue and Whites permanently. From the start of his career as a full-time Hertha player the midfielder was recognised as a hugely popular figure and captained the side in 16 of his 187 appearances for the club. In the summer the Norwegian midfield dynamo will be gone. Skjelbred will start the next season playing for Rosenborg in his homeland, the club he played for from 2004 to 2011 before making his first foray into the world of German football.
“Per came to us wanting to go back to his home country and his family. We didn’t want to stand in his way. We didn’t want to stand in the way of one of our own. Now, with Per and the rest of the team, we will work hard to achieve our aims for the rest of the season and then wish him farewell in the summer,” said Sporting Director Michael Preetz. Hertha’s number three also had his say on his decision. “I have grown very close to the employees and fans of the club over the last few years and it has been a tremendous benefit to my sporting career. When I return to Norway and to my family, it will be the end of a journey. Until then of course, I will of course continue to give my all for this club,” said Skjelbred.