Hertha BSC has committed attacker Matheus Cunha from RB Leipzig. Manager Michael Preetz announced this on Friday. The Berlin capital club provided the Brazilian with a "long-term contract": "Matheus is a young player with enormous potential who has nevertheless demonstrated his skills impressively. He can be in the center and hanging play, so it makes our attack game more variable. "
As "Bild" reports, the 20-year-old costs 18 million euros. In addition, further bonus payments can flow to RB Leipzig, it is said. "Hertha BSC went out of their way to make me feel good. I would like to build something here with my new teammates and help them on the pitch," said Cunha. However, Cunha can only be used for Hertha in the away game at SC Paderborn on February 15, as he is currently with Brazil's U23 in Colombia in an Olympic qualifying tournament. Cunha was in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee of 15 million euros from the Swiss club FC Sion came to Leipzig. In the current season under coach Julian Nagelsmann, the attacker recorded only short missions in the first half of the season. He did not score in 13 games; before Cunha, the Berliners had Santiago Ascacíbar (€ 10 million from VfB Stuttgart), Lucas Tousart (22, comes from Olympique Lyon for € 25 million in summer from Olympique Lyon) and Krzysztof Piatek ( 22 million euros plus bonus payments from AC Milan).