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Torunarigha to KAA Gent on six-month loan

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

After 15 years at Hertha BSC, Jordan Torunarigha is now officially prepared to play for just his second ever club.
Jordan Torunarigha.
Jordan Torunarigha.Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0
The confirmed details of Jordan Torunarigha's loan have the 24-year-old set to play for just his second professional club in Belgium. Hertha's homegrown talent heads to Jupiler Pro side KAA Gent through the end of the 2022/23 season. After making his debut with the senior team in 2016, Torunarigha made 81 appearances for "die alte Dame" across all competitions. He's scored six goals and registered five assists.

The Chemitz native of Nigerian descent has been with Hertha through all manners of ups and downs. One of the players featured in the award-winning documentary "Schwarze Adler" about Black players representing Germany, Torunarigha has continued to represent Germany at the youth and Olympic level despite suffering multiple cases of racial abuse.

"I'm sure that this change of scenery will be good for his development and that he will return to us stronger," sporting CEO Fredi Bobic noted in a statement, "He let us know that he wanted to gain experience outside of Hertha and we obliged."

The loan contains no purchase option. Torunarigha remains under contract with the capital city side through the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

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