Hertha BSC in the 2022/23 season: Brand boss Paul Keuter is leaving Hertha BSC

After just one year in Berlin, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp is leaving Hertha BSC again. According to consistent reports from Belgian and Dutch media he moves to the Belgian first division club Bruges. FC Antwerpen, club of Mark van Bommel and Mark Overmars, are said to have been interested in the 22-year-old.

The fee for Ekkelenkamp should 4.5 million euros be. Hertha would still have made a good financial deal with that. Last summer, the Berlin Bundesliga club transferred three million euros to Ajax Amsterdam for the Dutch U-21 international.

Ekkelenkamp, ​​versatile and technically good midfielder, experienced a fantastic debut in Berlin. On his Bundesliga debut, shortly after coming on as a substitute, he equalized against newly promoted Greuter Fürth, only a few seconds later, with his energetic effort, he forced an own goal for Fürth that gave Hertha a flattering 2-1 victory.

Ekkelenkamp was Hertha’s new darling, however, resulting from his debut As a result, he could not fulfill his hopes – although he scored two more goals. He stood in his 21 Bundesliga appearances only six times in the starting XI, most recently on the last matchday in Dortmund. At the break he was taken off the field by coach Felix Magath. He was not used in the two relegation games against Hamburger SV.

Also in the new season, under the new coach Sandro Schwarz, it would have been difficult for Ekkelenkampf given the competition in midfield. On Sunday, at the cup game in Braunschweig, he was not in the match day squad.

Ekkelenkamp’s move could clear the way for an obligation of his compatriot Jean-Paul Boetius. The 28-year-old is currently without a club and would therefore be available on a free transfer. Coach Schwarz knows the midfielder from their days together at Mainz 05.

By Editor

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