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Arne Maier wants to leave Hertha BSC, confirms agent

By Rune Gjerulff

Arne Maier wants to leave Hertha BSC unless his situation changes, reveals his agent.

Arne Maier (right).
Arne Maier (right).Photo: Football.ua/CC-by-SA 3.0

Back in January, Arne Maier made it clear that he wanted to leave Hertha BSC, but he ended up staying, because the club didn't want to let him go at the time.

Now – around nine months later – the 21-year-old has once again asked for permission to depart the German capital club.

"We have already held talks with coach Bruno Labbadia and manager Michael Preetz. We're not satisfied with the playing time so far. After his long-term injuries, Arne now needs to play more. Making short appearances will not help him," said Maier's agent, Wolfgang Damm, in an interview with Bild.

"The way things are going at the moment, this is not a good situation. After Lucas Tousart has arrived, he has been playing in the middle. And Hertha even want to bring in another central midfielder. We are looking for solutions and have asked for a transfer.

"Arne basically feels comfortable at Hertha and gives everything in training, but he needs more match practice. It's clear to everyone involved that something must change quickly in this situation."

Maier has come on as a substitute in both of Hertha's first two games this season, playing a total of 21 minutes.

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