BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin has signed Argentine midfielder Santiago Ascacibar from second-division club Stuttgart.
The Bundesliga club said Wednesday that the 22-year-old defensive midfielder signed a “long-term deal” and will join the rest of the squad for its winter training camp in Orlando, Florida.
“Santiago can play at a variety of different positions in central midfield,” Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz said. “At just 22 years old, he is a young midfielder in the midst of his development and is strong in tackles. We’re extremely pleased.”
Ascacibar made 56 Bundesliga and 13 second-division appearances for Stuttgart after joining from Argentine side Estudiantes in 2017. Stuttgart was relegated from the Bundesliga last season.
Ascacibar has made three appearances for Argentina.