Hertha’s outstanding work in the academy has borne fruit once again. The capital city club have signed U23 talent Ruwen Werthmüller to a long-term professional deal beginning immediately. The Berlin-born youngster, who has featured for Switzerland at youth level, is a versatile attacker capable of playing as a centre-forward or out wide. “I am really happy that Hertha have shown this faith in me. For me, it’s vindication and a reward for all the hard work that I have put in over the years. My thanks go to the academy coaches. I will do everything I can to show my best side in training and keep improving,” said the 20-year-old. Arne Friedrich sees the professional contract as a logical step in the player’s development. “Ruwen has been showing great potential, not least with his outstanding performances at U23 level. We are sure that he can take the next step with us. He is a fine example of the great work done by our academy,” said the sporting director on Monday (08/02/21).
Ruwen Werthmüller joined the blue-and-whites way back in 2010 and has since been climbing the ranks in the Hertha BSC football academy. The right-footed player took part in the UEFA Youth League with Hertha U19s. In the current season, shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic, the attacker has played eleven times under coach Andreas 'Zecke' Neuendorf in the Regionalliga Nordost, scoring three times and providing one assist.