Official: Hertha Berlin Sign Bayer Leverkusen Forward Theofanis Gekas !!
Beleaguered Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin have completed the transfer of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Theofanis Gekas on a six-month loan deal. The 29-year-old forward will join his new team-mates on January 1, 2010.
Gekas was surplus to requirements at Bayer Leverkusen and recently expressed his desire to move on in order not to endanger his spot in Greece's World Cup squad.
Hertha are battling against relegation this term and head coach Friedhelm Funkel was desperate to add an extra attacker to his squad in the upcoming transfer window.
"Theofanis is a real goalscorer. He doesn't need a lot of chances to find the net. Additionally, he's very fast and that suits our style of play perfectly," said Funkel on the official Hertha website.