Ishak Belfodil will help improve Hertha’s attack, having switched from the blue-and-white of TSG Hoffenheim to that of Hertha BSC, after an agreement was reached between the two clubs on Monday. The 29-year-old has scored a total of 20 goals in 73 Bundesliga appearances for TSG and Werder Bremen and he will try to increase his tally here at Hertha. “I’m glad we could persuade Ishak to join us. He’s an established striker with a lot of experience and he has proved his composure in front of goal on numerous occasions. He’s got a good eye for goal and will add something more to our attack,” commented managing director for sport, Fredi Bobic. “After three years at Hoffenheim I was looking for a new challenge. I am glad to be here in Berlin, signing for Hertha. I absolutely want to show just what I can do and help the team to a much more successful season than last!” added Ishak Belfodil.
The Algerian international, who has scored twice for his country in 17 appearances, played for Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon in his youth. He made his Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League debut for Lyon in 2009. After a loan spell at Bologna, Belfodil transferred to Parma in 2012, where eight goals in 33 appearances earned him a move to Inter Milan, before he was sent on loan for six months at Livorno. Following another stint at Parma, Belfodil played for Baniyas SC in Abu Dhabi and then signed for Standard Liege in Belgium in 2016. Twelve months later came a transfer to Bremen before he played at Hoffenheim from 2018 to 2021, his last stop before now making the move to Hertha.