Matheus Cunha warms up for a match.
First team | August 25, 2021, 01:00 PM

Matheus Cunha leaves Hertha BSC

Following Ishak Belfodil’s arrival from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the club can confirm another piece of transfer news as Matheus Cunha departs Hertha BSC. The 22-year-old leaves Berlin after a year and a half and will join Spanish champions Atlético Madrid with immediate effect after the clubs reached an agreement on Monday. “In football, new opportunities for clubs and players come up at short notice. It’s important that transfers like this make sense for all parties, and that you part on good terms. In this instance, Matheus was looking for a new challenge and has found it at a Champions League club in Spain. We would like to thank him for everything he has done for Hertha BSC and wish him all the best for the future both on and off the pitch,” said managing director for sport Fredi Bobic.

Involved in 23 goals in 40 games

The attacker joined the Old Lady from RB Leipzig in late January 2020. The Brazilian featured in 40 league and cup matches for the Blue-Whites, having a hand in 23 goals – he scored ten himself, setting up the other 13. His performances in Berlin earned Cunha his first call-up to the Brazil national team in September 2020, although he is yet to win his first senior cap. He did represent his nation at this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, however, scoring three goals to help Brazil win the gold medal.

by Hertha BSC