A few days before the end of the transfer window, Hertha have added another player to their ranks. 22-year-old goalkeeper Oliver Christensen joins the club from Danish side Odense BK and signs a long-term deal until 2026. “In Oliver, we’re getting a really good goalkeeper and prospect, who adds a lot to our squad in the goalkeeping area,” said Fredi Bobic. “Oliver’s arrival increases our quality and quantity in this position. We’re really hoping that Rune Jarstein will be fit again soon, and we’re giving him all the necessary time and support to do so. I’m thankful to the club for making this transfer possible,” said goalkeeping coach Andreas Menger. Our new arrival is optimistic about his transfer. “I’m very happy that the move to Hertha BSC has happened. The club did a lot in their pursuit and offered me a convincing perspective. I’m a young goalkeeper who wants to learn a lot and the conditions here in Berlin are perfect to do so.”
The 1.90-metre tall goalkeeper made his debut in the Danish top flight for Odense in 2018 and established himself as a first-team regular the following season. Christensen has made a total of 54 appearances for the three-time champions after initially joining the club’s youth set up. The Dane has also demonstrated his qualities for his national team, representing Denmark at different youth levels. After five appearances across the U18, U19 and U20 teams, Christensen also made 14 appearances for the U21 squad, including at the recent European Championships, notably in the quarter final against Germany U21. In November 2020, the goalkeeper made his debut for the first team squad, keeping a clean sheet against Sweden.