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Torunarigha switches to Gent

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

KAA Gent officially introduced Chemnitz native Jordan Torunarigha as a permanent player on Tuesday evening.
Jordan Torunarigha.
Jordan Torunarigha.Photo: Hertha BSC/citypress
Jordan Torunarigha's permanent transfer to Gent is complete. The 24-year-old will join his latest loan club on a new contract through 2025. Jörn Petersen of German footballing magazine Kicker reports that the reported upon transfer fee will remain in the €4 million range. Hertha shall receive a base transfer fee of €3.5 million for their long-term player, with built-in performance incentives/re-sales likely to cover the additional €500,000.

The former German youth international departs the German capital after 16 years of cooperation with "die alte Dame". Touranarigha, a native of nearby Chemnitz, moved to the Hertha youth ranks in 2006. He scored a total of five goals for the senior squad in 73 league appearances.

"We would like to thank Jordan for his many years of service to Hertha BSC," Hertha sporting CEO Fredi Bobic remarked in a statement released on the club website, "As a player from our academy, he made the step up to the professional ranks and was able to gain a lot of experience with us. Now, with the move to Gent, a new chapter in his career begins. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors."

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