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Hertha BSC seal Schwolow signing

By Rune Gjerulff

Hertha BSC have added Alexander Schwolow to their ranks.

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Alexander Schwolow has left SC Freiburg to join Hertha BSC, the two clubs have announced.

Hertha don't reveal the exact length of the goalkeeper's contract, but confirm that he has joined the club on a long-term deal.

"In Alexander Schwolow, we have been able to sign a goalkeeper who is exactly what we were looking for. He is 28 years old and has experience, and he has shown his level of quality in previous Bundesliga seasons. He will also fit in well as a person," said Hertha director of sport and communications Michael Preetz in a statement.

Schwolow, who was also linked with Schalke 04 among others, commented:

"The talks with [Hertha coach] Bruno Labbadia and Michael Preetz were completely clear and fair from the beginning. I could really identify with their ideas and with the role that I will play here. Hertha has great tradition and I would like to be a part of the foundations upon which this club can build a positive future."

According to reports, Schwolow had an €8 million release clause in his contract with Freiburg.

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